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^ r FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD \^ 

« 1877. » 



^ eill g . tne first after Leap Year, and 

until the fourth of July, the 101st of 

American Independence. 



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Ashland Swine and Poultry Yards. 

E. J. WORST, Proprietor. 




Breeder and Shipper of all the L'ading^Varieties of 
pure bred Poultry and Berkshire Pigs. 

Ash i. a XL Swine and Povltry Yards are now one of the largest and moat 
extensive establishments of the kind in the Country, and have stock growing 
in 11 earl Y every Stnte and Territory in the Union and Canada, which is suffi- 
cient evidmce of its groat hupeiionty over inanv other so called Poultry Yards 
throughout the Union. As 1 have received a worthy patronage fr- m the 
Brethren in nearly every quarter during the past two ye«rs, 1 lee I to tender 
thein mj win mot thanks, und promise to make the breeding of pure bred stock 
a Biethien's *j ecinlty, as 1 will 1 e able during the coming season to offer the 
largest and finest collection ol puie bred Poultry aud Berkshire Pigs that I 
bave.ever beloie oflcied to ibc- public. 

My 6tock of F< wis and herd of I'cik.-bires are compered of stock of very fi 
quality, selected at a n»eat expense tiom s> me of the most noted strains 
America, aid 1 think 1 shall 1 e able to furnish as good Stock to Brethren 
any other bleeders, at a trifle m< tc than hail the price Usually asked lor pu 
bicd ttock. Since it costs no more to bieed h pod quality of stock than it 
does to breed a poor quality, I hope that no one will Vail lo consult li is 
best interest in obtaining a good quality of Fowls aud Swine which is 
so essential to thritt aud prosperity. 

Ft special price to Brethren, send stamp for Brethren's Illus- 
trated Circular. 

All stock shipped by me are gnaranteedrto give satisfaction. Every 
setting of eggs shipped by me that doas not hatch satisfactorily, I will 
duplicate the order free of charge. 

Write your name, Post Office address, County 
and State, plainly every time you write, and 
mention the name of this Almanac 

Address E. J. WORST. 
ASHLAND, Ashland Co., O. 



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"The Brethren A) Work." "ebersole's sure cure: 7 

A Religious Weekly. 



Edited and Pit bit shed by J. II. Moore, J. 
T. Meyers, and M. M. Eshleman. Assisted 
by P. II. Miller, J. W. Stein, Daniel Vuni- 
man, P. /*. Mentzer, and Jlattie A. Lear. 

The Brethren At Work is * n "uncompromising advocate of 
Primitive I'hri-t.anitv ; and recognizes the New Testament a-s the 
ciilv infallible rule of taith and i ra-tico. 

It maintain* that Faith, Repentance, and Baptism are for the re- 

That Trine Immersion, or dipping the candidate three . times face- 

bristian Uantism. 

t-washing, the Lord's Supper, the Communion, the saluta- 

Holy Kiss, the Anointing of the sick with Oil, a Non-con- 

i h> world In dress and customs are essential to true Chris- 

piety. 

It furtiior maintains, that War and Retaliation, Secret Societies Ac, 

ontrary t<- the spirit ot Christianity. 
In ihort, U is a vindicator of all that Christ and the Apostles have 
enjoined upon n*. 

No u ina controversies between contributors will be al- 

lowed in the columns of this paper, but a .clear and unreserved de- 
. «■ I, order aa believed and practiced by the Brethren, 
will be the leading feature of the paper. 

Agents wanted in Every Locality. 

Terms* per annum, $1.35. Any one send* 
Injj eiirht namefl, and &10.85 will receive 

an ''xtruoopy ft-eeolohurge. Address, 

J.H.MOORE. 

Lanark, Carroll Co., III. 



For the relief and cure of 

Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Scrofula, Dispepsia, and 

Kindred Diseases, arising from impurities of 

the blood. 

This justly celebrated medicine has had the severe trial of more 
than 20 years actnal nse, and has proven itself well worthy the con- 
fidence of the public. It is made strictly in accordance with the 
recipe discovered and used so long by 

Elder J. P. Ebersole, Fostoria, Ohio, 

To whom letters of inquiry or orders may be addressed, or to the pro- 
prietors as below. 

Mr. John C. Detrick of Bellefonntaine, Ohio, one of our agents 
Hays in a late letter, "Please send me two dozen more "Sure Cure'' im- 
mediately ; the last lot went almost as soon as it came." lie hays in 
a former letter, "The medicine gives good satisffiction here; 1 have 
osed it myself and can recommend it, and will willingly give any in- 
formation concerning it to any one." 

Mrs. J. A. Lewis of Mt. Pleasant, , says : "I used the Sure Cure 
for Rheumatism, of which it relieved me, bnt it also cured me of 
Chronic Diarrhoea, from which 1 had suffered several years, and had 
tr led many things with no permanent benefit.". 

Certificates might be multiplied had we space. 

Ebersole Manufacturing: Co., 

.Fostoria, O., oriToledo* O. 
West L Truax, Wholesale Agents. 



Year! 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877. 



ECLIPSES FOR THE YEAR 1877. 

There will be five-Eclipses this year, three of the Sim, and two of the Moon. 

The first will be a total Eclipse of the Moon, on the 27th of February, at 1 
o'clock, 31 min. in the afternoon; therefore invisible. 

The second will be a partial Eclipse of the Sun, on the 14th of March, at 8 
o'clock 54 min. in the evening; invisible here; visible in Asia. 

The third will be a partial Eclipse of the Sun, on the 8th of August, at 11 
o'clock 46 min. in the evening; invisible here; visible in Russian America. 

The fourth will be a total Eclipse of the Moon, on the 23rd of August, at 7 
o'clock 27 min. in the evening. A small part will be visible when the Moon rises, 
and will end at 7 o'clock 25 min. in the evening. 

The fifth will be a partial Eclipse of the Sun, on the 7th of September, at 7 
o'clock 4 min. in the morning; invisible here; visible in South America. 

Sun (O) is the Governing Planet this Year. 
CHARACTERS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS. 



£8$ Aries, the Ram. 
$fi Taurus, the Bull. 
#$ Gemini, the Twins. 
H§g Cancer, the Crab. 



<#f Leo, the Lion. 
sH Virgo, the Virgin. 
^S Libra, the Balance. 
cfg Scorpio, the Scorpion. 



fg$ Sagittarius, the Bowm, 
^ Capricornus, the Goat. 
*&> Aquarius, the Butler. 
*££ Pisces, the Fishes. 



ASTRONOMICAL CHARACTERS EXPLAINED 
New Moon. 



First Quarter, or Moon in general. 

Full Moon. 

Last Quarter, or Moon in general. 



Q Moon's ascending Node, or Drag, 
on's Head. 



2S Moon's descending Node, or Drag- 
on's Tail. # 
w Moon's Ascension, 
p Moon's Descension. 
3) Moon in apogee, furthest from earth. 
]) Moon in perigee, nearest to the earth. 



PLANETS AND ASPECTS. 



h Saturn, $ Venus, 

% Jupiter, $ Mercury, 

<? Mars, © Earth, 3) Moon, 

Sun, }# Herschel. 



d Conjunction, or planets in the same longitude. 
y\a Sextile, when they are 60 degrees apart. 
□ Quartile, when they are 90 degrees distant. 
A Trine, when theyare 120 degrees distant. 
8 Opposition, when they are 180 degrees distant. 



CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES. 



Dominicai Lettei 
Golden Number 



Roman Indiction 5 

Julian Period 6590 



G Epact 15 

16 Solar Cycle 10 

The year 5638 of the Jewish Era commences the 8th of September, 1877. 
The year 1294 of the Mohamedan Era commences the 16th of January, 1877 



QTJATEMBER, OR EMBER DAYS. 
February 21. May 23. September 19. December 19. 



Year] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877, 



CENTENNIAL ALMANAC TOR 1877. 

THE SUN IS THE RULING PLANET THIS YEAR. 



The Year in General. — The Solar year is dry 
throughout, a little damp, and tolerably warm. 

Spuing.— Will be temperate, in the beginning tol- 
erably humid, especially in April it will be very 
changeable; May will be pleasant and dry, but near 
its close it will be chilly with frost; hence the sheep 
should be kept off the grain, and as much as possible 
from the meadows. 

Summer. — June will not be too secure from frost, 
besides it will be very dry. The beginning of Au- 
gust will be windy, afterwards, clear and calm. The 
days will be hot, but the nights, cool. The Summer 
in general will be pleasant, yet it will end with tem- 
pestuous weather. 

Fall and Winter. — Will be agreeable, dry and 
fine; frost and freezing will be early, yet the cold 
will be moderate; rough, unpleasant weather in the 
beginning, which will soon change for the better. 
February will begin with pleasant weather, and will 
end very cold, which will continue in March. 

Spring Crops. — Must be sown as early as possible. 
Barley and Oats will grow very slowly, yet good in 



grain. But few peas and beans, unless planted in 
well manured, moist ground. Flax and hemp will be 
thin and short. Very little hay. Sheep should be 
kept from the pasture early in Spring. Aftermath 
will be good. Cabbage and turnips will be poor on 
account of drought. 

Fall Crops. — The yield of wheat and corn will be 
small, but the quality very good. Suffer no sheep 
on the grain in Spring. 

Fall Seeding. — The Fall sowing should be put in 
deep, so that in the following hard winter it will not 
freeze out. It will not be necessary to sow very 
early. 

Fruit. — Pears will yield better than apples. Cher- 
ries, nuts, quinces, and acorns, abundant. Corn, 
buckwheat, rice, and tobacco will grow well. Pota- 
toes, cabbage and turnips, middling. 

Grape Culture.— If in the preceding year grapes 
did not yield well, they will do well this year, for 
Mars, the Sun, and Venus .following, make every 
seven years a good wine-year. 



MOVEABLE FEASTS 

Septuagesima Sunday, January 28. 
Quinquagesima Sunday, February 11. 
Shrove Tuesday, February 13. 
Ash Wednesday, February 14. 
Palm Sunday, March 25. 
Easter Sunday, April 1. 



Ascension Day, May 10. 

Whit Sunday, May 20. 

Trinity Sunday, May 27. 

Corpus Christi, May 31. 

First Sunday in Advent, December 2. 

Sundays after Trinity are 26 this year. 



THE FOUR SEASONS OR CARDINAL POINTS. 
Spring commences, Sun enters ^ March the 20th, at 6 o'clock 36 min. morning. 
Summer commences, Sun enters Hg June the 21st, at 2 o'clock 32 min. morning. 
Autumn commences, Sun enters $$ Sept. the 22nd, at 5 o'clock 20 min. evening. 
Winter commences, Sun enters ^ Dec. the 21st, at 11 o'clock 38 min. forenoon. 
Anatomy of Man's Body, as said tq be governed by the Twelve Constellations. 



r J he Head and Face. 
** Aries. 

Arms. 
£$> Gemini. 

Heart. 
«Leo. 

Reins. 
$jLibra. 

Thighs. 

4f) Sagittarius. 

Legs. 
& Aquarius. 





Neck. 
fa Taurus. 

Bread. 
HB Cancer. 

BoweU. 

&* Virgo. 

Secrets. 
egg Scorpio. 

Knees. 
^ Capricorn. 

The Feet. 
*£ Pisces. 



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Year] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877. 



Introductory. 



Baron French had been confined ten years 
in a dark dungeon in Magdeburg, by the king 
of Prussia, where he could not distinguish night 
from day, and he thought he had been in it for 
a much shorter period than he really had, be- 
cause he had no means of knowing how the 
time passed, and he had no knowledge of pass- 
ing events, and he had but few thoughts. And 
when he was released from his confinement, he 
was astonished when he was told that he had 
been in prison so long. . The rapidity or slow- 
ness wich which time seems to move, depends 
much upon our employment of time. If we 
have access to a time piece, and watch its meas- 
ure of time, and are closely engaged in some 
employment, time seems to move more rapidly 
than if we are idle. 

Time is represented, and justly too, as a 
messenger with wings. It is also represented 
as a mower with a scythe. These are suggestive, 
symbolic representations. Time is ever on the 
wing. Whether it seems to us to be moving 
rapidly because we are very busy, or slowly be- 
cause we are idle, it is ever on the wing, pursu- 
ing its course. And what a solemn thought to 
think how it is mowing down the nations of the 
earth and hurrying them into eternity! 

Another year has passed, and a new one has 
opened Upon us, making numerous new de- 
mands, and among these, the demand for a new 
Almanac. To all its just demands we hope 
there will be a ready response. To the special 
demand above alluded to, we have responded, 
and have prepared for our brethren and patrons 
a new Almanac. In addition to the ordinary 
information sought for in the Almanac, we have 
given as we have done in past years, a list of 
the ministers in our fraternity, and such other 
information and reading as our opportunities 
and space would enable us to do. The "Breth- 
ren's Almanac'' of former years, has met with a 
favorable reception, and generous patronage. 
As we hope our friends appreciate our labors, 
we appreciate their kindness in extending to us 
their patronage, and we thank them for it. 

We trust our new offering for 1 b 7 7 , in the 
new Almanac we now offer, will meet with the 
favor our similar work of former years has met 
with, and that it will prove as acceptable and as 
useful as that has done. And while we "dis- 
cern the face of the sky,'' let us not fail to like- 
wise "discern the signs of the times," and read 
in them the onward progress of events towards 
the consummation of God's redemptive work in 
the final glorification of the saints. Andfjet us 



heartily unite in prayerful sentiments like the 
following: 



"Great God, as seasons disappear, 
And changes mark the rolling year; 
As time with rapid pinions flies, 
May every season make us wise." 



J. Q. 



The First American Bible. 



[The following scrap of history, contributed by 
Elder D. P. Sayler, was published in our papers in 
February 1876, but we think it worthy of a wider cir- 
culation, and therefore we here republish it, with 
Brother Sayler's concluding remarks.] 

"Dr. Joseph Murray, of Carlisle, Pa., re- 
cently read an essay on the First American Edi- 
tion of the Bible, before the Philadelphia An- 
tiquarian Society. He said: 

" 'Although it was in the year 1497 that our 
country had been discovered to England by Ca- 
bot, under Henry VII., yet the first permanent 
colony did not arrive until 1670 on the east 
coast of Virginia — the very year in which our 
version of the Bible w r as commenced in the 
mother country. In 1620 the stuidy and virtu- 
ous Pilgrim Fathers, having their English Bi- 
bles with them,reached their New England homes. 
And during almost the entire reign of eight 
sovereigns in succession, the sacred volume had 
been uniformly imported. During all that time 
not a man or family possessed a Bible — not a 
copy had been read or heard read that had not 
been brought across the Atlantic. True, the 
printing press had been set up in our land as 
early as 1639, and though other books were 
printed, yet the early settlers could not print the 
English Bible without being subject to a prose- 
cution from those in England and Scotland who 
published it by a patent from the crowm cum 
privilegio, as did the University of Oxford and 
Cambridge. Nor did the mother country — 
guilty of such restrictions or monopoly — ever 
grant this permission to her colonized children, 
until at last it was wrested from her. So that 
the first Bible in English with an American print 
was not published till more than 160 years after 
the arrival of the Mayflower. In 1664 the Rev. 
John Eliot had printed at Cambridge, Massa- 
chusetts, the Bible in the language of thoNatick 
Indians. This was the first Bible printed, but 
not being in the English language, a pateirtcum 
privilegio, was not required. In 1748 Christo- 
pher Saner, or Sower, at Gorman town., Pa., pub- 
lished the %-st German edition of the Bible, 
after having been three years in press. — But it 
was not until about 170 years after the first 



I 1877] 



JANUARY. 



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1] 1st Sunday after New Year. Luke 2 : 41 — 52. Day's length 9 hours 18 min. 



7 Sunday Jsidor 

8 Monday Erhard 

9 Tuesday 'Julian. 

10 Wednes. Paul's Imp 

11 Thurs. Eugene 

12 Friday Rinehold 

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16 Tuesday Marcellus 

17 Wednes. A nthony 

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MOONS PHASES. 
LmI Quarter the 6th, at 8 o'clock ^83 min., morning ; 

variable. 
New Moon the 14th, at 7 o'clock 43 min., morning; rain. 
First Quarter the 22nd, at 10 o'clock 9 min., morning ; 

variable. 
Poll Moon the 29th, at 2 o'clock 64 min., •orning ; fair. 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd fair; 4th, 6th, 6th variable; 7th, 8th, 
9th cloudy, snow; 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th fair ; 14th rain; 
15th, 16th enow ; 17th, 18th, 19tfi eold ; 20th, 21st snow ; 
22nd, 23rd, 24th variable ; 26th, 26th rain or snow ; 27th, 
28th oold : 29th, 80th fair; 81st variable. 



Year] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877 



English colony had been planted in America (at 
Jamestown, Va., 160V), that the Bible in the 
English language was printed. During this 
long period, as stated, the colonists were depend- 
ent upon the press of the old country for their 
supply of the sacred Scriptures. — After Inde- 
pendence had been declared, however, such was 
the scarcity of Bibles that Dr. Allison, pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church in Philadel- 
phia, and others, memorialized Congress upon 
the subject, and that body, in 1777, appointed a 
committee to confer with printers, with the view 
of having published 30,000 copies at the expense 
of Congress, to be reimbursed by the sale of the 
books. — (Journal, September 11. 1777.) The 
difficulty of obtaining type and paper induced 
the committee to recommend to Congress to di- 
rect the Committee on Commerce to import, at 
the national expense, 20,000 English Bibles from 
Holland, Scotland, or elsewhere, and Congress 
ordered the importation. But afterward, when 
the unsettled state of the country and its com- 
merce prevented the execution of this order, 
Congress resumed the subject of printing, which 
was referred to a committee of three, in which 
the Rev. George Duffield, of the presbyterian 
church, and the Rev. William White, of the 
Episcopal, chaplains of Congress, assisted. And 
the first American edition of the Bible, in the 
English language was printed in 1771-2 in small 
duodecimo form and brevier type." " 

My object in having this scrap of history 
published in the brethren's periodicals is to pre- 
serve it from oblivion by circulating it through- 
out our beloved brotherhood. At this age of 
the church but few of her members, and, per- 
haps, none outside of her, know that this Chris- 
topher Sauer, or Sower, who by his private 
means and enterprise, published the first Ameri- 
can edition of the Bible in the German language, 
was one of the early or first preachers in the 
German Baptist Brethren church when organ- 
ized in America. And this he accomplished 24 
years before the Bible was published in the Eng- 
lish language by national aid. 

The cost and labor to publish the Bible in 
the German language certainly is equal to that of 
publishing one in the English; yet to accomplish 
the latter, the nation must be solicited to aid; 
while one dear old brother, unnoticed, unappre- 
ciated by a scoffing world which gloried in call- 
ing him tunker, dipper, meekly lays his hand 
to his press and prints and publishes one him- 
self. Brethren, what a scene there will be when 
eternity will reveal all things! The brethren 
who are crying for the order of the old breth- 
ren, and yet are doing all in their power to lock 




The first month of our present Calendar is 
called January, from Janus, who, in mytholog- 
ical history was the earliest of the Italian kings, 
and who, as well as his successors Pious and 
Faunus, was worshiped by the Etruscans and 
Romans. He was regarded as the porter of 
heaven, opening the year and presiding over the 
seasons; the keeper of earth, sea and sky; the 
guardian of gates, on which account, as every 
door looks two ways, he is commonly repre- 
sented with two heads with the faces turned in 
opposite directions to see the east and the west 
without turning. Macrobius says that the first 
month was dedicated to Janus because, from its 
situation, it might be considered to be retro- 
spective to the past, and prospective to the open- 
ing year. At Rome, the temples of Janus were 
numerous; and in time of war the gates of the 
principal one were always open, and in time of 
peace they were closed. It is said that they 
were closed but once between the reign of Numa 
and that of Augustus. "In reference to this at- 
tribute he has the epithets of Clusius and Patu- 
leius, the shutter and opener. All his attributes, 
numerous and complicated as they are, appear 
to have reference to this notion of opening and 
shutting, and are explained by those who see in 
Janus a modification of the sun, in reference to 
the phenomena of day and night, and the per- 
vading, vivifying influence of the solar rays." 
The name of Janus is probaby a corruption of 
Dianus, as Jana is of Diana. Dianus and Di- 
ana, from dies, 'day,' were the names of the 
god and goddess of light, the former represent- 
ing the sun, or greater light, and the latter the 
moon. 

It is argued by some (we might say fanatics) 
that Christians should not use the names of the 
months as found in the civil Calendar; but such 
persons are rather to be pitied and taught than 
to be heard and followed. If the use of words 
of mythologic or heathen derivation or refer- 
ence should make idolaters of us, woe to us all. 

J. W. B. 



the wheels of the press among us, by opposing 
the publication of papers, books, tracts, ic, will 
please make a mark here and ponder well. 
Brother Sauer is and to as one of the old breth- 
ren, lie printed and published the first Ger- 



1877] 



FEBRUARY. 






[28 Days. 



Days & Weeks. 



RemarkableDays. 



MOON 
SOUTH. 
H. M. 


MOON 
R. & S. 
H. M. 


Moon's 
Signs. 


2 46 

3 41 

4 39 


8 57 3*24 

10 1 ^5 7 

11 3 $5 20 



ASPECTS OF PLANETS, 

and 

OTHER MISCELLANY. 



Sun 


stri*- 


slo. 


Rises & Sets. 


If. 


H. M. | H. M. 


14 


6 59 


5 1 


14 


6 58 


5 2 


14|6 57 


5 3 



%0 



1 Thurs. 

2 Friday 

3 Satur. 



Bridget 

Candlemas 

Blasius 



$ rises 5 40 n 

S. Sirius South 9 35 
Orion South 8 42 



20 
21 
22 



5] 5 th Sunday after New Ye ay. 


Luke 8 


: 4 — 15. Day's length 


10 hours 8 min. 


4 Sunday 


Veronica 


5 38 morn. 


« 2 


/gyMth. T? sets 6 59 


146 56 


5 4.2S 


5 Monday 


Agatha 


6 26 


12 1 


*14 


\j£, 7* South 6 28 


146 55 


5 5 24 


6 Tuesday 


Dorothy 
Richard 


7 12 


1 8 


<*26 


<j rises 2 20 


14'6 54 


5 625 


7 Wednes. 


7 54 


2 10 


m s 


d 3) <?. § Stationary 


146 53 


5 726 


8 Thurs. 


Solomon 


8 41 


3 11 


Ri» 


d?$. d3)7f. prises 3 18 


156 52 


5 827 


9 Friday 


Apollonia 


9 24 


4 6 


m i 


$ rises 5 42 U 


156 51 


5 928 


10 Satur. 


Scholastica 


10 4 


4 55 


^13|D in apo. dD? 


156 50 


5 1029 



6] 6th Sunday after New Year. Luke 18 : 31 — 43. Day's length 10 hours 24 min. 



11 Sunday 

12 Monday 

13 Tuesday 

14 Wednes. 

15 Thurs. 

16 Friday 

17 Satur. 



Euphrosinia'10 44 

Gilbert jll 18 

Shrove Tu'y 11 58 

Ash. lVedn.12 42 

Faustina 1 30 

Julian us 2 16 

Con stan tia 3 6 



5 36 

6 19 
5 sets 
• 6 29 

7 34 

8 40 

9 46 



^27 

d*2i 

3B 4 

** 1 
«P*14 



<? V ©. d5$ 

Arctur rises 9 14 
13. Spicaris.10 4 

Q. d 3) 1?. b sets 6 19 

7J[ rises 2 30 

(? rises 2 2 

$ rises 5 43 



156 
156 
14[6 
145 
146 
146 
146 



485 
47:5 
45|5 
44;5 
43;5 
425 
415 



12130 
1331 
15 F. 



16 
17 

18 
19 



J] 7th Sunday after New Year. Matt. 4 : 1 — 11. 



Day's length 10 hours 42 min. 



18 Sunday Concordia 


3 46 10 59 


^28 


enters *£ 


14 


6 39 


5 21 


6 


19 Monday Susanna 


4 40 morn. 


rf*12 


§ rises 5 44 


14 


6 38 


5 22 


7 


90 Tuesday Eucharius 


5 39 


12 4 


**26 


^m20. ggr. Elon.W. 


14 


6 37 


5 23 


8 


21 Wednes. Emberday 


6 39 


1 12 


«M0 


>JP?inS. c?in S 


14 


6 35 


5 25 


9 


22 Thurs. : Wash. Bvrt. 


7 38 


2 26 


tf*25 


Capella South 6 44 n 


14 


6 345 26 


10 


23 Friday iSeremus 


8 37 


3 38 


* 9 


7^ rises 1 39 


14 


6 335 27 


11 


24 Satur. St. Matthew 


9 33 


4 32 


HSB23 


$ rises 5 42 


13 


6 325 28 
1 


12 



8] 8th Sunday after New Year. Matt. 15 : 21 — 28. Day's length 10 hours 58 min. 



25 Sunday IVictor 

26 Monday 'Jeremiah 

27 Tuesday iLeander 

28 Wednes.iRomanus 



110 31 

[ll 29 
,morn. 

12 18 



5 12 

5 52 
Jrises 

6 44 



«21 

a* 5 

&T18 



(? rises 1 42 

j) in per. < Q. 
1^27. Reg. rises 116 
db©- Spica rises 10 58 



13 


6 31 


5 29 


13 


6 29 


5 31 


13 


6 28 


5 32 


13 


6 27 


5 33 



13 

14 
15 
16 



MOON'S PHASES 

Last Quarter the 4th, at 11 o'clock 15 min., evening; N. 
wind, cold. 

New Moon the 13th, at 3 o'clock 14 min., morning ; va- 
riable. 

First Quarter the 20th, at 10 o'clock 31 min., evening; 
fnir. 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 

The 1st, 2nd snow storm; 3rd, 4th N. W., cold; 5th, 6th 
coldest days; 7th, 8th, 0th variable ; 10th, 11th, 12th 
rain; 13th, 14th variable; 15th, 16th rain; 17th, 18th, 
19th fair; 20th soow ; 21st, 22nd variable ; 23rd, 24tk 
snow ; 25th 26th, 27th, 28th fair. 



Full Moon the 27*h, at 1 o'clock 30 min., afternoon ; fair 

VknuS is the Mornjng Star until the 6th of May, then Evening Star till the end of the year, 
Saturn is in Conjunction with the Sun the 28th, and cannot be seen. 



Year] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC, 



[1877. 



1 



man Bible in America; he also published a pa- 
per, almanacs, and I don't know what all. How 
many Bibles have the Brethren published since 
then? Will the opposers of our press answer? 

D. P. Sayler. 



Early Training. 

By Prof. Howard Miller. 

Few parents appreciate the importance of 
early training. There seems to be an impres- 
sion extant that about the age of eighteen a 
youth's character is set, but long before that 
children are made what they are. The fact is, 
that the vast majority of persons regard the age 
mentioned as the threshold of manhood, and the 
training just blossoming as yet in the bud, while 
for long years the inherent character existed as 
we find it developing, though as few have much 
intercourse with children, it is not noticed or re- 
marked. 

Years of close observation and frequent in- 
vestigation on diversified material lead me to 
believe that the formative period of character 
lies between the age of two years and six years. 
This belief is not based on isolated examples, 
but is the result of investigating the peculiari- 
ties, good and bad, of considerably more than 
one thousand young persons, that, at different 
times, came" under my care, requiring a close 
study of their mental and moral make-up. " 

Our children get their character from us 
while they are babies, as they get our property 
when they become older. It is said of a liar or 
thief, "He came honestly by his traits," and the 
proverb in ninety-nine cases out of the hundred 
is based on truth. A child at the age of two 
years, or even younger, begins to observe and 
to remember what it sees and hears. 

Parents are horrified to detect their child in 
an unblushing lie, forgetting the many instances 
in which the child has received a lesson like 
the following: "Give me a cent. ' — "Oh, don't 
bother me; I haven't got any." This might be 
true enough sometimes, but in this instance the 
little three year old knows it is a lie, but does 
not know it by that name. In years after this 
early seed-sowing, it blossoms and bears its dead- 
ly fruit, and we grieve and wonder at the tan- 
gled web we have woven. 

Not a single word we utter leaves the world 
as before, physically considered, and its effect 
in the domain of youthful morals has never met 
the attention it merits. There are kinder-yarten 
schools for children from two years old to eight 
years, but there is no kinder-garten morality. 
A lie is a lie, if it is only about a grain of corn 




This is the name of the second month of the year. 
The name ?s derived from februo, to purify, cleanse. 
This month which was not in the Calendar of Romu- 
lus, was added to the year by Numa, who assigned it 
the twelfth place in his Calendar; and it was after- 
ward transferred to its present place by the Decem- 
viri. In this month the Lupercalia were celebrated. 
The Lupercal was a feast of the Romans in honor of 
Pan. This Pan was a deity of the Greek mythology, 
whose native country was Arcadia. He was the 
god of shepherds, the guardian of bees, and the pa- 
tron of fishing and fowling. According to Servius 
he was also regarded as the god of nature, a personi- 
fication of the Universe. He is commonly repre- 
sented as combining the form of man with that of a 
beast, having the body of a man, a red face with a 
fiat nose, two horns on his head, and the beard, legs, 
thighs, tail and feet of a goat, holding the syrinx, a 
kind of pipe musical instrument of his own inven- 
tion. In the early myth-history, this Pan is said to 
have been present at the battle of the Titans, assist- 
ing in routing them by a wild noise which he pro- 
duced by blowing in a sea shell. It is also said that 
he accompanied Bacchus to India, and on one occa- 
sion scared the enemy away by uttering a loud scream 
which was repeated by the echoes. From these in- 
cidents we have the word panic, meaning a sudden 
fright, especially a sudden fright without real cause, 
or terror inspired by a trifling cause or misapprehen- 
sion of danger. J. W. B. 

to a mere child, as well as a perjurer's oath on 
the witness* stand. 

Train up a child in the way he should go, 
and however much he may deviate from that 
training, he will be sure to remember his first 
impressions and come back to them. Give the 
child from the earliest inception of thought and 
speech correct bent, and in youth and manhood 
it matters little who gets hold of him, or what 
may befall him, for the cup that is full will hold 
no more, and what is put into the fountain head 
is put into the whole stream. 



Plat Rock, Valley of Virginia. 

[Written for the "Brethren's Almanac," from 
data furnished by Eld. Jacob Wine and Michael 
Wine Sen.] 

One hundred years ago, the first brother 
moved to the Valley of Va., and settled in the 
upper end of Shenandoah County. He was a 
minister, and his name was John Garber. He 
was the father of seven sons, six of whom be- 




1877] 



MARCH. 



[31 Days. 



Days & Weeks. 



1 Thurs. 

2 Friday 

3 Satur. 



I MOON | MOON 

BoxnarkafaleSaysJ S0UTiL j R - * 8 
In. m.'h. m 



Moon's 
Signs 



ASPECTS OF PLANETS, 

and 

OT/IER MISCELLANY. 



s»« sxjasr 

hIo. Rises & Sets. 
M. f H M. | H. M 



oort 



David 

Simplicius 

Samuel 



1 15 

2 5 
2 55 



7 49 

8 51 

9 50 



9] 9th Sunday after New Yfar 

4 Sunday Adrian 

5 Monday Frederick 

6 Tuesday Fridolin 

7 Wednes. Perpetua 

8 Thurs. Philemon 

9 Friday Prudence 
10 Satur. Appolonius 



sfo 2|d c? 1/. 7* sets 7 20 r> 
3&15 Sirius South 7 47 
S%27|g in Aphelio n 



6 25 
6 24 
6 23 



5 35 
5 36 

5 37 



17 
18 
10 



Luke 11 : 14 — 28. Day's length 11 hours 18 min. 



3 50 


10 42 


* 9 


4 46 


\l 36 


*21 


5 42 


morn. 


m 3 


6 34 


12 28 


*ei5 


7 22 


1 16 


£027 


8 10 


2 8 


fl8* 9 


8 54 


2 58 


^22 



$ rises 5 41 

Spica rises 8 48 
6th. prises 12 56 
$ in Aphelion d 3) If 
d ]) £. c? rises 1 34 v 
Arctur rises 7 38 
]) in apo.Rig. sets 1116 



112 


6 21 


5 39 


12 


6 20 


5 40 


11 


6 19 


5 41 


11 


6 17 


5 43 


11 


6 16 


5 44 


11 


6 15 


5 45 


11 


6 13 


5 47 



20 
21 

22 
23 

24 
25 
26 



10] 10th Sunday after New Year. John 6 : 1 — 15. Day's length 11 hours 36 min.' 



11 Sunday 


Ernestus 


9 44 3 40 


jjgfe 4Eegulus South 10 34 


1016 12 


5 48 


27 


12 Monday 


Gregory 


10 8 


4 42 


1*1* 


F? rises 5 52 


10|6 11 


5 49 


28 


13 Tuesday 

14 Wednes. 


Macedon 


11 


5 43 


2E 


dH. 9. T? 


10J6 10 


5 50 


M 


Zachariah 


11 40 


5 sets 


Sl3^i^l4thS.$rises538 9|6 8 


5 52 


2 


15 Thurs. 


Christopher 


12 24 


7 29 


SS26 


Iplf rises 12 39 


96 7 


5 53 


3 


16 Friday 


Cyprianus 


1 12 


8 40 


**io 


d $ T?. Procyon S. 7 46 


96 5 


5 55 


4 


17 Satur. 


St. Patrick 


1 52 


9 44 


#% 24 Orion sets 12 24 


8|6 4 


5 56 


5 



11] 11th Sunday after New Year. 

f^SundayTAnshelmus | ~2~48 10~39 

19 Monday [Joseph us | 3 36 11 32 

20 Tuesday JMatrona I 4 22 morn. 

21 Wednes. 'Benedictus ! 5 1012 25 

22 Thurs. Paulina 6 4 1 32 

23 Friday iEberhard 6 48 2 29 

24 Satur. Gabriel 7 35 3 20 



John 8 : 46 — 59 Day's length 11 hours 54 rain. 



** 8 
rf*23 

«*22 

HB 6 

*20 
« 3 



6* rises 1 29 
d $ T?. f? rises 5 24 
©enters *ft Da ^ q tr ht 
Spring commences 
%22nd. Dlf n 
|P$gr. Hel. Lat.S. 
$ rises 5 35 



86 
8|6 
86 



. 3 5 
2|5 

16 
59 6 



57 
56 
54 



57 
58 

1 
3 
4 
6 



6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 



12] 12th Sunday after New Year. Matt. 21 : 1 — 9. Day's length 12 hours 14 min. 



Arm. V.M 
Emmanuel 



25 Sunday 

26 Monday 

27 Tuesday iGustavus 

28 Wednes.Gideon 



29 Thurs. 

30 Friday 

31 Satur. 



Eustichius 
Good Frid. 
Detlaus 



8 40 

9 46 

10 50 

11 58 



morn. 'J rises 
12 51 

AM 



«17 
4* 1 

4*14 

4*27 
tffclO 

7 5'8!fcfe23 

8 59^ 5 




29 
5S 
25 



d $ $. prises 1 19 
3) in per. If rises 12 6 
S. 7 :;: sets 10 48 
f? rises 4 56 
|Qv 29.$gr.Hel.Lat N 
%^$ rises 5 32 
Sirius sets 115 



6,5 53 


6 7 


6*5 52 


6 8 


55 51 


6 9 


5,5 49 


6 11 


5|5 48 


6 12 


5 5 47 


6 13 


4,5 45 


6 15 



13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 



L 



MOON'S PHASES. 

Last Quarter the 6th, at 4 o'clock 16 min., evening ; cloudy. 

New Moon the 14th, at o'clock 7 min., evening ; pleasant* 
First Quarter the 22nd, at 7 o'clock 25 min., morning ; 

stormy. 
Full Moon tho 20th, at 12 o'clock 4 min., morning; storm. 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 
The 1st, 2nd rain or snow; 3rd, 4th N. W., cold; 5th, 6th 
cloudy; 7th, 8th, 9th moderate; 10th, 11th, 12th rain; 
13th, 14th, 15th pleasant; 16th, 17th, 18th variable; 
l!)th, 20th cloudy ; 21st, 22nd stormy;* 23rd, 24th, 25th 
showers ; 26th, 27th, 28th clear ; 29th storm ; 30th~ 
31st clear. 



Year] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877. 




came ministers, and the other a deacon. They 
were all faithful ministers, planted many church- 
es, not only in Virginia, but also in Tennessee 
and Ohio, and all lived to be old men. Martin 
Garber, one of the seven, remained in the county 
near the home of his father, traveled much and 
labored faithfully in the cause of the Redeemer; 
and many of the old brethren in Ohio and else- 
where remember him to this day. His name 
may be seen connected to some of the writings 
of the old brethren in the Encyclopedia. He 
was Elder of the First District of Va., which 
then extended from Harrisonburg to the Md. 
Line. 

When the membership became large, the 
District was divided, and Jacob Wine, grand- 
son of Martin Garber, became first Elder in the 
Flat Rock. District. The District took its name 
from the rock on which the meeting house is 
built, it being one mile from where Martin Gar- 
ber lived. This rock has an area of about one 
acre, with a slightly southern aspect. It was 
deeded to the church by Bro. Michael WineSr., 
now in his eighty-sixth year, who lives in a 
house in which over eighty years ago a yearly 
meeting was held. The house was not more 
than half full of people. An old man from the 
South Branch being present, said that the house 
was so large, there ou.sht to be two preachers. 

The Lord has so blessed the labors of the 
brethren in the Flat Rock District that it has 
never been necessary to call in the aid of adjoin- 
ing churches in the settlement of any difficulty 
originating in the District. May its future be 
as bright as its past had been glorious; and may 
God preserve, one and undivided, every part of 
our beloved Zion. Daniel Hays. 

August 22nd, 1876. 



Organization of the Coal Creek 

Church, Fulton* Co., Ill —Our 

first Acquaintance with Bro. 

George Wolfe, &c. 

In the fall of 1844, I, with my family, came 
to Fulton Co., 111., not knowing of any members 
here. In the Spring of 1845 my brother-in-law, 
David Zuck, and his family came. He was in 
the second degree of the ministry. After set- 
tling down, we held social meetings at our 
houses every two weeks. At first we had small 
congregations, but after our neighbors heard of 
it, our congregations increased. During our 
meetings we became acquainted with three or 
^Eour members from Ohio, of whom were Broth- 
er John Markley and his wife, who had been 




The third month of the year is called March/ The 
Latin name is Martins, which, according to Webster, 
is "from Marlius, belonging to Mars, the god of War." 
Mars among the Romans is mostly regarded as cor- 
responding to the Greek Ares. He is commonly rep- 
resented with a beard, but in other respects the same 
as Ares, with a stern, thoughtful expression, "firm, 
nervous, muscles, a strong fleshy neck, and short 
bristly hair; the mouth is small, the lips full, and 
the eyes deep-set." "When not naked, his dress is 
a chlamiss," — a loose coat. (See Penny Encyclopedia.) 
The Romans also had a goddess of war, called Bel 
lona. This was according to a principle in their my- 
thology by which a male and a female deity were al- 
ways supposed to preside over the same 'object of 
desire or fear. According to tradition, Mars was the 
father and Rea Silvia the mother of Romulus, who is 
supposed to have founded Rome in the year 752 B. 
C. Romulus was the captain of about 3,000 outlaws, 
who built some huts'ofc. a hill. called the Palatine, 
and surrounded them with a wall. This- was the ori- 
gin of the most famous city in the world. This wall 
was so low that Remus, the brother of Romulus, 
leaped over it, crying contemptuously, "Do you call 
this the wall of a city?" For this Romulus struck 
him dead. This was the first blood that crimsoned 
the walls of Rome: 

Very early in the progress of Christianity, there 
was a church founded in this famous and proud city, 
no doubt, by the instrumentality of those who were 
present in ' Jerusalem on the memorable Pente- 
cost, who were called "strangers of Rome, Jews 
and proselytes " The precise time is not now known; 
but Paul wrote his letter to the "called of Christ" in 
Rome, perhaps, as early as A. D. 56. The object of 
this epistle was to demonstrate the superiority of the 
gospel to every other system of religion. (Rom- 1: 
16.) During the general persecution of Christians 
by Nero, Paul, a Roman citizen, was beheaded at a 
place called the Salvian waters, about three miles 
from Rome, and his body was interred in the Ostium 
way. J. W. B. 



here several years when we came. In the fall 
df 1847, Brother Daniel Martin and his family 
came. He was an ordained elder. (We all emi- 
grated from Welsh Kun, Franklin Co., Pa.) 
We then commenced holding meetings in the 
school-houses regularly. We had then a small 
organized body of about eight or nine members. 
About a year or less 'afterward, one Sunday 
morning, a man by the name of Ensign called 
at my house to shelter from a storm. After 
some conversation, he asked me to what denom- 
ination we belonged. I answered that we be- 



f 1877] 



APRIL. 



[30 Days. 



Days & Weeks. iBemarkableDays. 



MOON 
SOUTH. 
H. M. 



MOON 
R. & S 
H. M 



Moon's 
Signs. 



ASPECTS OF PLANETS, 

and 

OTHER MISCELLANY. 



Sun bun 

bIo. J Rises & Sets 
H. M. | H. M, 



M. 



»0 



13] Easter Sunday. 



1 Sunday 

2 Monday 

3 Tuesday 

4 Wednes. 

5 Thurs. 

6 Friday 

7 Satur. 



Easter Sun. 

Easter Mori. 

Ferdinand 

Ambrosius 

Maximus 

Egesippus 

Aaron 



Mark 16 : 1—8. 

_ 2~20" F7>6jcflgir 

3 18 10 50lcfg29 

4 1611 42|jgjf0ll 

5 15 morn. 4f$23 

6 6 12 40^ 5 

6 56 1 42|^17 

7 38 2 32^28 



Day's length 12 hours 32. min 
~4~4|6 _ 



$ rises 5 28 r\\ 

T? rises 4 36 

Aldebaran sets 10 34 

d D %. % rises 11 43 
5.Sir.setsl040^, 
dSc?. d $ Superior 

3) in apo. $ rises 1 10 



415 
45 
35 
35 
3,5 
25 
2i5 



436 
416 
406 
396 
386 
376 



16'20 
1721 
1922 
20,23 

21 ! 24 
22J25 
2326 



14] 1st Sunday after Easter. John 20 : 19 — 31. Day^l length 12 hours 50 min. 


8 Sunday 


Dyonisius 


8 20 


2 59 


^12 


Regulus South 8 44 


2 


5 35 


6 25 


27 


9 Monday 


Prochorus 


8 59 


3 28 


^25 


Orion sets 114 


2 


5 34 


6 26 


28 


10 Tuesday 


Daniel 


9 40 


3 57 




d 3 1?. 1? rises 4 6 


1 


5 33 


6 27 


29 


11 Wednes. 


Julius 


10 20 


4 18 


«21 


5 in a. a 


1 


5 31 


6 29 


30 


12 Thurs. 


Eustachius 


11 10 


4 54 


** 4 


Wega South 1 16 





5 30 


6 30 


31 


13 Friday 


Justinus 


11 59 


D sets 


**18 


A, 13th. d 3 ? 





5 29 


6 31 


A. 


14 Satur. 


Tiburtius 


12 42 


8 1 


^ 3 


l|rd3)S2{ri8esll28 


o 


5 28 


6 32 


2 



15] 2nd Sunday after Easter. John 10 : 12 — 16. 



Day's length 13 hours 6 min. 



15 Sunday jOlympia 


1 36 


9 14 


*18 


7* sets 9 34 




5 27 


6 33 


3 


16 Monday Calixtus 


2 34 


10 29 


$k 3 


9 in Perihelion 




5 25 


6 35 


4 


17 Tuesday jRudolph 


3 31 


11 40 


»18 


& rises 12 58 





5 24 


6 36 


5 


18 Wednes.|^Eneas 


4 29 


morn. 


m a 


T? rises 3 37 r\ 


1 


5 23 


6 37 


6 


19 Thurs. Anicetus 


5 34 


12 41 


*16 


% Stationary 


1 


5 21 


6 39 


7 


20 Friday Sulpitius 


6 14 


1 33 


« o 


^ 20th enters <fc 


1 


5 20 


6 40 


8 


21 Satur. ; Simon 


6 56 


2 11 


.«14 


J§P Orion sets 10 14 


1 


5 19 


6 41 


9 

• 



16] 3rd Sunday after Easter. John 16 : 16 — 23. 



Day's length 13 hours 24 min. 



22 Sunday Cajus 

23 Monday St. George 

24 Tuesday Albert 

25 Wednes. ! MarhEvan. 



26 Thurs. 

27 Friday 

28 Satur. 



iCletus 

,Anastasius 

|Vitalis 



7 50 

8 52 

9 54 

10 55 

11 b6 
morn. 

12 49 



2 
3 
3 

4 

11 

3i 



44 

12 

39 

4 

, 28 
ises 



<ftr 28 ])in per. Siriussets9 32 



^24 



C, 71 rises 11 12 
□ 2 0. d Neptune © 
$5 7| t T rises 12 46 
2#&19§ gr. Hel. Lat. N. 

^V27. )# Stationary 
tfC/ An tares rises 934 



8 O.cJIgU 



18j6 
17|6 
156 



14 
13 
12 
11 



42J10 
4311 

4512 
4613 
47J14 

48 



6 49 



15 
16 



17] 4th Sunday aftkr Easter. 



29 Sunday Sybilla 

30 Monday iKutropius 



1 40 

2 35 



John 16 :5 

*26 



58 
56 



«d-« 



Arctur South 11 40 
1? rises 3 4 



Day's length 13 hours 10 min. 

35 10 6 5017 
3 5 9 6 51 18 



MOON'S PHASES. 

Last Quarter the fit h, at 10 o'clock l">min., forenoon; clear. 

New Moon the 13th, at 12 o'clock 5 min., afternoon ; va- 
riable. 

First Quarter the 20th, at 1 o'clock 43 rain., afternoon ; 
fiii". 

Full Moon the 27th, at 10 o'clock 41 rain., fcrenoon ; va- 
riable, 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 
The 1st, 2nd rain ; 3rd, 4th, 6th clear; 6th, 7th rain ; 
8th, 9th, 10th fair ; Uth, 12th showers ; 13th, 14th va- 
riable ; l r )th, llith, 17th fair; 18th showers ; 19th, 20th, 
21st fair ; 22u 1, 23rd, 21th warm ; 25th, 2Gth, 27th, 28th 
variable; 2'.)ih, 30th fair. 



L. 



Year 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877. 



longed to the German Baptists, but we were 
probably more commonly known by the name 
of "Dunkards. " He said, "Then you belong to 
the soup people.'' "Yes," I said, "we have soup 
at our communion meetings." Then he said, "I 
know a man by the name of Wolfe, in Adams 
Co., an able preacher, who belongs to your 
church.'' I asked for his first name and his 
address, but he could give neither. He, how- 
ever, said he had a brother-in-law living in the 
same county, who also belonged to the same 
church, whose address was Liberty, Adams Co., 
111. I made a note of this. 

A short time after the above occurred, I 
wrote to Brother Wolfe, in care of Brother 
Bushnel. In about two weeks after I wrote, Broth- 
er Bushnel came up to see us. I was not at 
home when he came, and did not get to see 
him; but my wife and he had a conversation 
and concluded that they had the same faith. 
Through that visit we got Brother Wolfe's 
name and address. I then opened up a corres- 
pondence with him, and gave him several in- 
vitations to visit us. As nearly as I can recol- 
lect, in the fall of 1849 we appointed 

OUR FIRST LOVE-FEAST. 

Brother Samuel Garber and several brethren 
from Ogle Co., 111., were with ue. Brother 
Wolfe was also invited, and he came. At our 
meeting, our being strangers to each other, of 
course, led to some inquiry. After counseling 
we all concluded to commune, and to wash feet 
in the single mode (as it is called). 

At the next Annual Meeting Brother Gar- 
ber, I think,'introduced Brother Wolfe, and was 
probably reproved for what we had done. Aft- 
erward Brother Wolfe visited us frequently, and 
was known to the Brotherhood in general. 

Our church at present numbers about sixty 
members. We have four ministers, (two of 
whom are ordained elders, one in the second 
degree, and one in the first degree,) and three 
deacons. We have numbered from forty to six- 
ty for the last twenty years, our loss by death 
and migration being balanced by accessions. 

Jacob Negley. 
Farmington, III. 



The Past and the Future. 



The past we have seen, but the future we 
hope for. The year that lias just closed was an 
eventful one. Many looked forward with bright 
anticipations of seeing it. Great preparations 
were made to celebrate in it the One Hundreth 
Anniversary of the Nation's Birth-day. Finally 




•*5S!~-± ' ^fegjffW 



. mi\'4 



The fourth month of the year is called April, from 
aperire, to open, either from the opening of the earth 
in producing vegetation, or the opening of the buds. 
April is not named after any of the heathen deities; 
hut in many enlightened and Christian countries 
there is a custom of making April-fools on the first 
day of this month, which should be discouraged by 
every lover of truth and equity. If not of heathen 
origin, it is supposed to have some connection with 
an immemorial custom among the Hindoos in India, 
called the Huli Festival, held in the latter part of 
March, when mirth and festivity are common among 
Hindoos of every class, and persons are sent upon er- 
rands and expeditions which end in disappointment, 
and raise a laugh at the expense of the dupe. While 
the origin of this April custom is unknown, it is con- 
jectured, by some, that it may have a reference to 
the mockery of our Savior by the Jews, which was 
about that time. Whether this be correct or not, we 
wish^o impress it upon the mind of every reader of 
the Brethren's Almanac, that this custom is sinful 
in itself, and injurious in its effects. It is sinful be- 
cause it is lying, either by words or actions, or, per- 
haps, by both. You cannot dupe any one by speak- 
ing the truth and dealing with him in fairness and 
honesty; neither can you do so without violating the 
golden rule. When a person is imposed on in such a 
way, his feelings may be almost anything but pleas- 
ant; but he is most likely to feel somewhat injured 
and vexed, and to lose some confidence in and re- 
spect for him who imposed on him. Reader, you 
cannot afford to lie, to deceive, to treat others as you 
would not wish to be treated, and to lose their confi- 
dence and esteem, all for a little laugh. The fact 
that it is a custom will make it no less sinful, else 
the customs of men could change the laws of God. 
Do it not, but endeavor to be truthful, upright and 
kind. J. W. B. 



the morn of the great day broke forth, saluted 
by the booming of hundreds of cannons, and 
perhaps, every church bell in the land sent forth 
its loudest peals to welcome the great day. The 
sun arose, passed quietly over us, without seem- 
ing to take notice of anything unusual, and set 
again, when lb! all this ado was only made by 
man. But we hope for the future. So have 
the Patriarchs, Prophets and Apostles of old, 
for the last four thousand years already they 
have looked forward for a certain great grand 
event that takes place. Enoch prophesied "Be- 
hold the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his 
saints." The prophet Daniel visionary saw him 
coining "on a throne like a burning flame. ' A 
fiery stream issued and came forth from before 




187T] 



Days & Weeks. 



MAY. 



[31 Days. 



EemarkablsDays. 



1 Tuesday I Phili'p&Ja 

2 Wednes. Sigismund 



3 Thurs. 

4 Friday 

5 Satur. 



Inv.qf Cross 

Florianus 

Godard 



MOON 


MOON 


Moon's 


SOUTH. 


R. A S. 


Signs. 


H. M. 


H. M. 




3 1510 51 


#£20 


3 57 


11 42 


m 2 


4 45 


morn. 


^14 


5 31 


12 20 


^26 


6 14 12 56 


4h 8 



ASPECTS OF PLANETS, 

and 
OTHER MISCELLANY. 



dj)l£. 1( rises 10 41 n 
$ sets 7 40 \j 

$ gr. Elon. East 

dDc?. prises 12 35 
5th. ]) in apo. 



Sun 
fast 



e-crisr 

Rises k Sets 

H. M. | H. M 



35 
35 
35 

35 



7,6 
66 
5|6 

46 
3|6 



53 
54 

55 



C* 1 A 



19 
20 
21 



5622 
6723 



18] 5th Sunday after Easter. John 16 :23 — 30. Day's length 13 hours 56 min. 

6 Sunday 

7 Monday 



8 Tuesday 

9 Wednes. 

10 Thurs. 

11 Friday 

12 Satur. 



John Evan, 

Domicilla 

Stanislaus 

Job 

Ascension 

Mamertus 

Pancratius 



8 

9 

9 

10 

11 



54 
42 
30 
10 
50 
34 
16 



25j^20|d $ Superior 
52^ 2;Spica South 10 20 
15 Q. dDb- J? rises 2 36 



16 

38 

2 

26 



3£28 
fl*27 



59^1 



% rises 10 11 
Librae South 11 52 
Dijt0. Orion sets 9 
7* sets 7 50 



4 


5 2 


6 58 


4 


5 1 


6 59 


4 


5 


7 


4 


4 59 


7 1 


4 


4 58 


7 2 


4 


4 57 


7 3 


4 


4 56 


7 4 



24 
25 
26 

27 
28 
29 
30 



19] 6th Suxday after Easter. John 15 : 26, to chap. 16 : 4. Day's length 14 hours 10 min. 



13 Sunday 


Servatius 


11 59 


5)setsj#£27 


^f!kl3th. d D 2 


4 


4 55 


7 5 


M 


14 Monday 


Tibertius 


12 42 


9 341^12 


lpd3)£. prises 12 20 


4 


4 54 


7 6 


2 


15 Tuesday 


Sophia 


1 36 


10 39/^27 


# Stationary n 


4 


4 53 


7 7 


3 


16 Wednes. 


Peregrina 


2 39 


11 29^12 


}? rises 2 5 


4 


4 52 


7 8 


4 


17 Thurs. 


Jodocus 


3 42 


morn. 


>*26 


Jinper. Ant.rises8 28 


4 


4 52 


7 8 


5 


18 Friday 


Liborius 


4 49 


12 10 


flflO 


^mi9th. Sir. sets 8 


4 


4 51 


7 9 


6 


19 Satur. 


Potentia 


5 50 


12 46 


<*f24 


vJP§in?S. prises 9 49 


4 


4 50 


7 10 


7 



20] Whitsuntide. 



John 14 : 23—31. 



Day's length 14 hours 22 min. 



20 Sunday \W hit Sun. 6 48 1 19 

21 Monday \Whit Mon. 7 40 1 48 

22 Tuesday Helena 8 31 2 16 

23 Wednes. Emberday 9 28 2 46 

24 Thurs. Alburtus 10 22 3 6 

25 Friday Urbanus . 11 18 3 34 

26 Satur. [Edward morn. Drises 
21] 1st Sunday after Whitsuntide. 

27 Sunday |Anastasius 112 8! 8 

28 Monday William , p 49| 9 

29 Tuesday Sy billa O^M 4210 

30 Wednes. Wigand 2 38 10 

31 Thurs. Manilius 3 2010 



J* 8iS. Arctur South 1020 
^2l ! enters^ 
tffc 4|Regulus sets 12 46 
tffol6d3$. SpicaSouth916 
$528!$ in ffi. T? rises 1 33 

c#g23 



$ rises 12 6 
J 26. d SO Inferior 



44 
44 
44 



497 

48'7 
477 
46|7 

467 
457 

44-7 



11 
12 
13 
14 
14 
15 



8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 



1614 



John 3 : 1 — 15. Day's length 14 hours 34 min. 



42 

23 

4 

28 



4$ 5!Orion sets 7 18 
*$17 dl)%. V- rises 9 26 
i£$29 T? rises 1 10 w 

§ in Aphelion 
Pollux sees 10 52 



3811 



55«523 



3 


4 43 


7 17 


3 


4 43 


7 17 


3 


4 42 


7 18 


3 


4 41 


7 19 


3 


4 41 


7 19 



15 
16 
17 
18 
19 



MOON'S PHASES. 

Last Quarter the 5th, at 5 o'clock 34 min., morning; rain. 
New Moon the 13th, at 12 o'clock min., morning; va- 
riable. 
First Quarter the 19th, at 7 o'clock 12 min., evening; fair. 
Full Moon the 20th, at 10 o'clock 21 min., evening ; clear. 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd fair and clear ; 4th, 5th, 6th cloudy, 
rainy; 7th, 8th fair; 9th, 10th showers; 11th, 12th, 
13th variable; 14th, 15th, 16th rain ; 17th, 18th, 19th 
fair; 20th, 21st warm ; 22nd, 23rd showers ; 24th, 25th, 
20th fair; 27th, 28th, 29th clear; 30th, 31st rain 




Venus is in Superior Conjunction above tha Sun the 6th of May, passes from Morning to Evening Star, 



Year] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



him, thousand thousands ministered unto him 
and ten thousand times ten thousand stood be- 
fore him.'' John the divine, unto whom God 
revealed some of his future plans, warns us thus, 
"Behold he cometh with clouds and every eye 
shall see him, and they also which pierced him, 
and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because 
of him. Even so, Amen." But we are asked 
when comes that great event? the answer is, 
"Take ye heed, watch and pray, for ye know not 
when the time is, lest coming suddenly, he find 
you sleeping. Jesse Y. Heckler. 

Mount Carroll, III. 



Antietam Church, Franklin Co., Pa. 

This church at present has a membership of 
366, of whom 128 are brethren and 238 sisters. 
The following are the names of our speakers: 
Jacob Price and Henry Koontz, elders; Daniel 
F. Good and Jacob F. Oiler, 2nd degree; Jacob 
Snider, Daniel Baker and John Benedict, 1st de- 
gree. We have eight Deacons. A good num- 
ber of our members are old members and aged 
in life. One sister is in her 95th year, and an- 
other in her 92nd; one brother and two sisters 
far in 80, a few nearly 80, and seventeen in 70. 
Is there another arm of the church with so many 
aged members? J. Snowbekger. 

Waynesborough, Pa. 




Life Everywhere. 

Life everywhere! The air is crowded with 
birds — beautiful, tender, intelligent birds, to 
whom life is a song and a thrilling anxiety, the 
anxiety of love. The air is swarming with in- 
sects — those little animated miracles. The wa- 
ters are peopled with innumerable forms, from 
the animalcule, so that one hundred and fifty 
millions of them would uot weigh a grain, to 
the whale, so large that it seems an island as it 
sleeps upon the waves. The bed of the sea is 
alive with polyps, crabs, star-fishes, and with 
sand-numerous shell animalcules. The rugged 
face of rocks is scarred by the silent boring of 
soft creatures, and blackened with countless 
mussels, barnacles, and limpits. Life , every- 
where! on the earth, in the earth, crawling, 
creeping, burrowing, boring, leaping, running. 
If the sequestered coolness of the wood tempt 
us to saunter into its chequered shade,, we are 
saluted by the murmurous din of insects, the 
twitter of birds, the scrambling of squirrels, the 
startled rush of unseen beasts, all telling how 
populous is this seeming solitude. If we pause 



Webster says this month, the fifth month of the 
year, "is so named in honor of the goddess Maia y 
daughter of Atlas and mother of Mecuiy by Jupiter. 
Greek Maia, properly mother." Others propose dif- 
ferent derivations, so that it is somewhat uncertain. 
(See Ovid, Fasti, V. 483—490.) 

In some countries, particularly in England, we be- 
lieve, it was anciently a custom for all classes to go 
out a-maying early on the first day of May. This 
custom was not ^confined to the vulgar, but was ob- 
served by noble and royal personages, among whom 
King ITenry VIII. and Queen Katherine are recorded 
as having partaken of this diversion. The juvenile 
part of both sexes would rise a little after midnight, 
on the morning of the first of May, and, accompan- 
ied with music and the blowing of horns, would 
walk to some wood, where they would break oft" 
branches and adorn them with nosegays and crowns 
of flowers, This done, they returned home about 
sunrise and adorned their doors and windows with 
their flowery booty. There were several other May 
customs, which we cannot notice for want of space. 
Perhaps most of the May diversions had their origin 
in the heathen observance's practised at this season of 
the year in honor of Flora, the deity who presided 
over fruits and flowers. May-day is the first of May; 
a May-queen is a young woman crowned with flow- 
ers as queen at the celebration of May-day. These 
May customs all seemed to manifest, more or less, a 
liveliness, and joy, and good will, in keeping with 
the lovely spring-time. 

"Hail, bounteous May! that doth inspire 

Mirth and youth, and warm desire; 

Woods and groves are of thy dressing, 

Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing. 

Thus we salute thee with our early song, 

And welcome thee, and wish thee long." — Milton. 

This year, Whitsuntide falls on the 20th of May; 
and our Annual Meeting will open on Tuesday, May 
22nd. May the Lord pour out on our brethren in 
council, and the general brotherhood, an abundant: 
pentecostal blessing. J. W. B. 



before a tree, or shrub, or plant, our cursory and 
half abstracted glance detects a colony of vari- 
ous inhabitants. We pluck a flower, and in its 
bosom we see many a charming insect busy at 
its appointed labor. We pick up a fallen leaf, 
and, if nothing is visible on it, there is probably 
the trace of an insect larva hidden in its tissue, 
and awaiting their development. The drop of 
dew upon this leaf will probably contain its an- 
imals, visible under the microscope. The same 
microscope reveals that the blood-vein suddenly 
appearing on bread, and awakening supersti- 




JUNE. 



[30 Days. 



Days & Weeks. 



I MOON 

RemarkableDaysJ south 
Is. 



MOON 
R. & S. 
M. H. M. 



Moon's 
Si<jns 



ASPECTS OF PLANETS, 

and 
OTHER MISCELLANY. 



1 Friday 

2 Satur. 



jNicodemiis 

Marcellus 



4 

51 



11 
11 



12 

45 



Ok* 



j) in apogee ^j 

P D $. S rises 11 49 



Sun I exji>r 
fast | rises & Sets. 
M. JH M. | H. M' 



3h 



40,7 
40J7 



2020 
20J21 



22] 2nd Su 


XDAY AFTER WHITSUNTIDE. 


Luke 16 : 19 — 31. Day's length 14 hours < 


12 min 




3 Sunday 


Erasmus 


5 32 morn. 


^29 


^fN3rd. prises 12 59 


2 


4 39 


7 21 


22 


4 Monday 


Darius 


6 16 


12 15 


asii 


>^c5 3>T?. a 


2 


4 39 


7 21 


23 


5 Tuesday 


Bonifacius 


6 58 


12 34 


2£24 


If rises 8 42 


2 


4 39 


7 21 


24 


6 Wednes. 


Arteniius 


7 44 


1 


fP* ^ 


Antares South 1.1 18 


2 


4 38 


7 22 


25 


7 Thurs. 


Lucretia 


8 31 


1 26 


ff*21 


$ Stationary 


2 


4 38 


7 22 


26 


8 Friday 


Medardus 


9 20 


2 6 


* 5 


Spica South 8 16 


1 


4 37 7 23 


27 


9 Satur. 


Barnimua 


10 12 


9 2 29 


^20 


6DV. AltairS. 12 34 


1 


4 37 7 23 


28 



23] 3rd Sunday after Whitsuntide. 


Luke 14 : 16—24. Day's length 


14 hours - 


£6 min 




10 Sunday 


Flavius 


10 55 


3 1 


*» 5 


Anb0.bns.12 22 


1 


4 37 


7 23 


29 


11 Monday 


Barnabas 


11 52 


2) sets 


*»20 


Ipllth. prises 11 24 


1 


4 36 


7 24 


30 


12 Tuesday 


Basilides 


12 42 


9 11 


* 5 


d3$.$sets810EvS.n 


1 


4 36 


7 24 


31 


13 Wednes. 


Tobias 


1.36 


9 52 


«20 


Jin per Pollux sets 104 


<*> 


4 36 


7 24 


J. 


14 Thurs. 


Helissus 


2 32 


10 41 


<m 5 


% rises 8 8 


§ 


4 35 


7 25 


2 


15 Friday 


Vitus 


3 28 


11 10 


<rf'20 


Antares South 10 45 


4 35 


7 25 


3 


16 Satur. 


Rolandus 


4 14 


11 36 


2* 4 


S. Librae South 9 2 


1 


4 35 


7 25 


4 



24] 4th Su 


N'DAY AFTER WlIITSUN 


TIDE. 


Luke 15 : 1 — 10. Day's length 


14 hours . 


50 min 




17 Sunday 


St.Alban 


5 6 


11 58 


**1Y 


^xT? rises 12 


1 


4 35 


7 25 


5 


18 Monday 


Arnolphus 


5 48 


morn. 


$5 


sJPlSth. $ sets 8 20 


1 


4 35 


7 25 


6 


19 Tuesday 


Gervasius 


6 39 


12 21 


£$$13 


$gr.Hel.Lat.S. SUQ) 


1 


4 35 


7 25 


7 


20 Wednes. 


Sylvarius 


7 34 


12 42 


<j^&25 


g rises 3 41 


1 


4 35 


7 25 


8 


21 Thurs. 


Raphael 


8 32 


1 30 


* 8 


Sgr.ELWOent*^** 


1 


4 34 


7 26 


9 


22 Friday 


Achatius 


9 36 


1 59 


<*20 


Summer commences 


2 


4 35 


7 25 


10 


23 Satur. 


Agrippina 


10 38 


2 37 


#) 2 


$ rises 110 


2 


4 35 


7 25 


11 



25] 5th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Luke 6 : 36 — 42. Day's length 14 hours 50 min. 

24 Sunday ■John Bctpt 

25 Monday iElogius 

26 Tuesday ! Jeremiah 

27 Wednes. 7 Sleepers 

28 Thurs. jLeo 

29 Friday \ Peter & Paid 

30 Satur. iLucian 



11 39 


3 21 


mu 


morn. 


2) rises 


m^ 


12 22 


8 46 


m i 


1 24 


9 22 


m* 


2 26 


9 51 


Ok i 


3 20 


10 18 


**13 


4 12 


10 43 


a*25 



$ sets 8 24 

25th. 6 1) V VJ 
|/lf South 11 39 
2 in Perihelion 
T? rises 11 30 
3)inapo Spicasetsl2 10 
Regulus 10 8 



24 
24 

214 
3|4 

3;4 

3'4 
34 



357 
35'7 

35J7 
357 
35 7 
36 
36 



25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
24 
24 



12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 



L 



MOON'S PHASES. 

Last Quarter the 3rd, at. 11 o'clock 27 min., evening; 

showers. 
New Moon the 11th, at 8 o'clock 48 min., morning; 

thunder showers. 
First Quarter t he 18th, at 12 o'clock 40 min., morning; clear. 
Full Moon thc2f>th, at. ] 1 o'clock 12 min.. forenoon ; fair. 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 
The 1st, 2nd fair; 3rd, 4th showers; 5th, 6th fair; 
7th, 8th, 9th clear • 10th, 11th, 12th thunder showers ; 
13th, 14th, 15th fair ; 16th, 17th warm ; 18th, 19th, 20th, 
21st clear; 22nd, 23rd thunder; 24th, 25th, 26th fair ; 
27th, 28th cloudy ; 29th thunder showers ; 30th fair. 



JUHTBB is in Opposition with Iho Sun on the 19th of this month, and shines all night. 



Yeak] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877. 



1 



tious terrors, is, nothing but a collection of mi- 
nute animals (Monas prodigiosa); and that 
the vast tracts of snow which are reddened in a 
single night owe theii color to the marvelous 
rapidity in reproduction of a minute plant (Pro- 
tocols nivolis). The very mould which cov- 
ers our cheese, our bread, our jam, our ink, and 
disfigures, our damp walls, is nothing but a col- 
lection of plants. The many colored fire which 
sparkles on the surface of a summer sea at night, 
as the vessel ploughs her way, or which drips 
from the oars in lines of jeweled light, is pro- 
duced by millions of minute animals. Sala. 

The Preservation of the Bible. 



The fact that this book is in my hand is one 
of the most stupendous miracles that has ever 
occurred; for it has been more proscribed, and 
persecuted, and trodden under foot, than all the 
books of ancient and modern times together. 
Were there to come into the midst of this as- 
sembly a man who had outlived eighteen cen- 
turies — who had been cast into the sea, and not 
drowned — thrown to the wild beasts, and not de- 
voured — made to drink deadly poison , and not 
killed — shot at and stabbed, and not injured— 
would. you not believe that the broad shield of 
Omnipotence must have been over and with 
him, and that he "lived and moved and had his 
being in the heart of a perpetual miracle? ' 
This is that man. The Bible has been cast into 
the fires, but not consumed; it has been thrown 
into the waves, but not overwhelmed; the dead- 
ly and deleterious notes of the Douay and Rhe- 
nish translators have been forced upon it, but it 
has not been tainted; it stands before us still, 
in unshorn and untarnished glory reflecting the 
love of our heavenly Father, and the destinies 
of his believing and happy family. That must 
be the book of God, which has been enshrined 
in perpetual miracles. The productions of the 
Greek and Latin muses which men have been 
anxious to preserve, because they ministered to 
corrupt taste, have been lost; but the book that 
protests against men's sins, and rebukes men's 
lusts — which man hated — has been preserved 
by man , and in spite of him. 

Dr. J. Cumming. 



JOPPA. 



Joppa is one of the oldest cities in Palestine, 
if not in the world. When Joshua divided 
Canaan among the twelve tribes, he gave Jopha 
(Joppa) to Dan. Joshua 19: 46. From re- 




The sixth month of the year is called June, from 
the Latin Junius, for Junonius, from Juno, because it 
was sacred to her. Juno, in Roman mythology, was 
the sister and wife of Jupiter, and the goddess who 
presided over marriages, and who was supposed to 
protect married women. Ovid, in his Fasti (vi. 25), 
makes Juno say that the name was given in honor 
of herself. 

"Ne tamen ignores vulgique errore traharis, 
Junius a' nostro nomine. nomen habet." 

The worship of Juno throughout the Poloponnes- 
us, and especially at Argps, was of great antiquity. 
The Samians, Spartans, and the inhabitants of Epi- 
daurus, ^gina, and Byzantium are supposed to have 
derived their knowledge of this deity from Argos. 
The Samians, however, denied this, and asserted 
that she was born at Samos. Her two most cele- 
brated temples were at Argos and Samos. She was 
worshiped at Rome with the epithets, Pronuba, Lu- 
cina, and Moneta; Pronuba, as presiding over mar- 
riage; Lucina, as bringing children to the light; and 
Moneta, as the warner, to whom a temple was erected 
on the spot where the house of Manlius Capitolinus 
stood. The marriage of Jupiter and Juno was a 
prominen* feature in the worship of this goddess. 
She was frequently represented veiled as a bride, 
and carried on a car in processions. 

How confused and unsatisfactory the worshiping of 
such deities must have been! How thankful we should 
be that the living and true God has revealed a knowl- 
edge of himself to man! But whilst we are free from 
heathen mythology and pagaa idolatry, we may fall 
into idolatry that is no less excusable or ruinous. 
We may make gods of our stomachs, our mortal 
bodies, our noble minds, our undying spirits; or we 
may worship our friends or our ministers, or our rul- 
ers, — a Washington or a Lincoln, — or, as covetous- 
ness is idolatry, our money or other possessions may 
be our deities, "Worship God." J. W. B. 



motest antiquity it was the principal sea-port of 
Canaan, as it is to this day. Though thirty 
miles distant, it was the nearest port to Jerusa- 
lem. In building the temple, Solomon brought 
wood from Lebanon to this harbor. "We will 
bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa, and 
thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem/' 2 Chron. 
2: 16. When Ezra rebuilt the temple, he again 
brought "cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea 
(harbor) of Joppa." Ezra 8:7. It now is the 
only sea-port, of any importance, in Palestine, 
All persons going to Jerusalem by sea, land 
here; and all its merchandise is brought through 
this port. The increase of traffic and travel has 
I given it a new impulse, and of late years in- 



1877] 



JULY. 



[31 Days. 



Days & Weeks. RemarkableDays. 

26] 6th SUNDAY AFTER WHITSUNTIDE. 



MOON 1 MOON 
SOUTH. R. & S. 

h. m.'h. m. 


MOON'8 

Signs. 



ASPECTS OF PLANETS, 

and 

OTHER MISCELLANY. 



Sun 
slo. 
M. 



Ri8E8 & Sets. 
H. M. | H. M. 



no 



Luke 5 : 1 — 11. Day's length 14 hours 48 min. 



1 Sunday 

2 Monday 

3 Tuesday 

4 Wed nes. 

5 Thurs. 

6 Friday 

7 Satur. 
27] "th Sunday after Whitsuntide 



Theobald 
Visit V. M. 

Cornelius 
Independ. 
Demetrius 
John Huss 
Edelburga 



4 
49 

30 

21 

8 
58 
42 



11 6 

11 28 

11 50 
morn. 

12 15 
12 55 

1 38 



3£ 8 
5E20 

**29 



c53)c?.<jrisesl0 40a. \j 
d 5 1?. T? Stationary 

C3rd. © in apogee 
$ sets 8 25 
7f South 11 16 
I? rises 10 52 ' 
Wega South 11 22 



34 

4:4 
44 
4j4 
414 

4|4 
4|4 



36 
37 

37 
37 

38 
38 
39 



24 
23 
23 
23 

22 

22 
21 



19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 



Matt. 5 : 20 — 26. Day's length 14 hours 42 min. 



8 Sunday 


Aquilla 


10 20 


2 15 


«14 


?in&. Regulussets9 34 


5 


4 39 


7 21 


26 


9 Monday 


Zeno 


11 8 


3 4 


<«*29 


d])$. % South 10 56 r\ 


5 


4 39 


7 21 


27 


10 Tuesday 


J. Calvin B. 


11 50 


]) sets 


*14 


/ffklOth. prises 10 25 


5 


4 40 


7 20 


28 


11 Wed nes. 


Pius 


12 42 


8 26 


*29 


^0 ])inper.d2)$ D b e s g ta ays 


5 


4 40 


7 20 


29 


12 Thurs. 


Henry 


1 34 


9 2 


«14 


2 sets 8 23 


5 


4 41 


7 19 


30 


13 Friday 


Margaret 


2 30 


9 32 


«28 


$ in Perihelion 


5 


4 41 


7 19 


J. 


14 Satur. 


Bonavent 


3 26 


9 54 


3*12 


g. J? rises 10 21 


5 


4 42 


7 18 


2 



28] 8th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Mark 8: 1 — 9. Day's length 14 hours 34. min. 



15 Sunday 


Apostles! da. 


4 16 


10 15 


3*26 


Altair South 12 5 


6 


4 43 


7 17 


3 


16 Monday 


Hilary 


5 6 


10 38 


^25 «* 


Antares South 8 6 


6 


4 43 


7 17 


4 


17 Tuesday 


Alexius 


5 58 


11 2 


&%-^ 


^I7th. %8. 10 20 


6 


4 44 


7 16 


5 


18 Wednes. 


Maternus 


6 46 


11 28 


* 4 


sjjf? sets 8-21 


6 


4 45 


7 15 


6 


19 Thurs. 


Ruffina 


7 32 


11 56 


*17 


2 gr. Hel. Lat. N. 


6 


4 46 


7 14 


7 


20 Friday 


Elias 


8 16 


morn. 


<*29 


d $ © Superior 


6 


4 46 


7 14 


8 


21 Satur. 


Praxedes 


9 4 


12 33 


#*H 


£ rises 10 9 


6 


4 47 


7 13 


9 



29] 9th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Matt. 7 : 15 — 23. Day's length 14 hours 24 min. 



22 Suuday Mary Mag. 

23 Monday Apollinar. 

24 Tuesday Christiana 

25 Wednes. St. James 

26 Thurs. \St. Anna 

27 Friday Martha 

28 Satur. Pantaleon 



9 48 

10 52 

11 54 
morn. 

12 52 

1 44 

2 30 



1 15 

2 14 

3 10 

J rises 

8 21 

8 45 

9 8 



^23'd D %. enters ft 
^ 5j$ Hel. Lat. N. s^ 
^16!7f South 9 48 
^28 ! /iQv25th. sets 8 16 
^10,lpf? rises 9 35 
^22 J in apo. d <? T? 
35 5Q. (J gr. Hel. Lat. S. 



6 


4 48 


7 12 


6 


4 49 


7 11 


6 


4 50 


7 10 


6 


4 51 


7 9 


6 


4 52 


7 8 


6 


4 52 


7 8 


6 


4 53 


7 7 ! 



10 

11 

12 
13 
14 
15 
16 



30] 10th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Luke 16 : 1 — 9. Day's length 14 hours 12 min. 



29 Sunday Beatrix 

30 Monday Upton 

31 Tuesday Germanua 



11! 
51 



33 
54 



4 31 10 18 






3) d b- (?• <? rises 9 49 
a Neptune © 
If South 9 12 



6!4 54 


7 6 


64 55 


7 5 


6 4 56 


7 4 



17 
18 
19 



MOONS PHASES- 
'< Quarter the8rd, at 8 o'clock 17 min.,nftcrnoon; clear. 
New Moon the 10th, at 4 o'clock 22 min., afternoon; 

tlimi'lrr. 

Quarter the ITlli, at 7 o'clock 28 min., morning; rain. 
Full Moon the 25th, ut 1 o'clock 35 min., morning; va- 
riable. 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 
The 1st. 2nd, 3rd clear ; 4th, 6th showers ; 6th, 7th f 
8th fair; 0th, 10th thunder; 11th, 12th, 18th clear; 
11th, 16th, 16th warmest days; 17th, 18th rain; 10th, 
20th clear ; 21st , 22nd. 23rd warm ; 24th, 25th variable; 
2Gth, 27th rain ; 28th, 20th fair ; 30th, 31st showers. 



Year] 



BRETHREN'S ALMAN&C. 



[1877. 



creased its population to 15,000, a number equal 
to that of the Holy City itself. 

Joppa is built on a ledge of rocks which 
projects into the sea. On this it recedes and 
rises from the coast, assuming somewhat the 
shape of a cone, around which large gardens of 
orange, citron, and pomegranate trees spread. 
No oranges are so luscious, rich in flavor and 
.juicy, as these at Joppa. The air is redolent 
with sweetest odors, and the eye is charmed by 
every color and element of natural beauty. 
These together with the large'yellow fruit pend- 
ent from every limb, half hid among the dark 
green leaves, reminded me more than any other 
country outside of Italy, of Schiller's couj^let 

"Kennst du das Land w*o die Citronen bluehen, 
TJnd wo im dunklen Laub die Gold-orangen gluehen?" 

— Baitsman. 



Health in Youth. 



Late hours, irregular habits, and want of 
attention to diet, are common errors with most 
young men, and these gradually, but at first im- 
perceptibly, undermine the health, and lay the 
foundation for various forms of disease in after 
life. It, is a very difficult thing to make young 
persons comprehend this. They freqeuntly sit 
up as late as twelve, one,or two o'clock, without 
experiencing any ill effects; they go without a 
meal to-day, and to-morrow eat to repletion, 
with only temporary inconvenience. One night 
they wuTsleep three or four hours, and the next 
nine or ten; or one night, in their eagerness to 
get away into some agreeable company, they 
will take no food at all; and the next, perhaps, 
will eat a hearty supper, and go to bed upon it. 
These, with various other irregularities, are 
common to the majority of young men, and are, 
as just stated, the cause of much bad health in 
mature life. Indeed, nearly all the shattered 
constitutions with which too many are cursed, 
are the result of a disregard to the plainest pre- 
cepts of health in early life. 



House Furnishing. 



If you are about to furnish a house, do not 
spend all your money, be it much or little. Do 
not let the beauty of this thing, and cheapness 
of that, tempt you to buy unnecessary articles. 
Doctor Franklin's maxim was a wise one — 
"Nothing is cheap that we do not want." Buy 
merely enough to get along with at first. It is 
only by experience that you can tell what will 
be the wants of your family. If you spend all 




The seventh month of the year 'is July. It was 
formerly and originally the fifth month, and in re- 
gard to its numerical station it was called Quintilis by 
the Romans 1 . The Latin name is Julius. It was so 
named at the suggestion of Mark Antony, in honor 
to Julius, the surname of Caius Caesar, the Dictator, 
who was born in this month. 

By examining the calendar page, under "aspects 
of planets and other miscellany," you will notice that 
on the eleventh day of this month the Dog-days be- 
gin. A great many people do not know why we have 
about six weeks of Dog-days every year, and why 
these days are so named. We have often heard 
young persons asking questions about these Dog- 
days, which older persons failed to answer. We will 
try to tell why these days are called Dog-days-. A 
Dog-day is one of the days when Sirius, or the Dog- 
star, rises and sets with the sun. But what is Sirius, 
or the Dog-star? Sirius is the brightest star in the 
heavens, and is called the Dog-star because it is in 
the month of the constellation called Canis Major, 
the Greater Dog. Constellations are clusters or 
groups of fixed stars, situated near each other in 
the heavens, and designated by the names of ani- 
mals, or other terrestrial objects, to which they are 
fancifully regarded as bearing soma resemblance. If 
the reader will notice this Dog-star, and carefully ex- 
amine the cluster of stars to which it belongs, it may 
be of service to him in reading other parts of the 
heavens. Hcrschel, a noted astronomer, says: "The 
constellations seem to have been almost purposely 
named and delineated to cause as much confusion 
and inconvenience as possible." J. W. 13. 



your money, you will find you have purchased 
many things you do not want, and have.no 
means left to get many things which you do 
want. If you have enough, and more than 
enough, to get everything suitable to your situ- 
ation, do not think you must spend it all, merely 
because you happen to have it. Begin humbly. 
As riches increase, it is easy and pleasant to 
increase in comforts ; but it is always painful 
and inconvenient to decrease. After all, these 
tilings are viewed in their proper light by the 
truly judicious and respectable. Neatness, taste- 
fulness, and good sense may be shown in the 
management of a small household, and tine ar- 
rangement of a little furniture, as w r ell as upon 
a larger scale; and these qualities are always 
praised, and always treated with respect and at- 
tention. The consideration which many pur- 
chase by living beyond their income, and, of 
course, living upon others, is not worth the 



1877] 



AUGUST. 



[31 Days. 



Days Si Weeks. 



Semarka^leDaTs. 



MOON 
SOUTH. 
H. M 



MOON 
R. A S 
H. M. 



Moon's 
Signs. 



1 Wednes. 

2 Thurs. 

3 Friday 

4 Satur. 



Lammas dy 
Stephen 
Augustus 
Dominick 



5 20J10 4 

5 59111 1? 

6 46112 54 

7 32 morn. 



**26 

^24 
« 8 



ASPECTS OF PLANETS, 

and 
OTHER MISCELLANY. 



$ sets 8 12 \j 

2nd. <? rises 8 39 
h rises 8 56 

Sirius rises 4 48 



Sun 


BUN 


slo. 


RISES ft SETS. 


M. 


II. M. | H. M 


6 4 57 


7 3 


6 


4 58 


7 2 


6 


4 59 


7 1 


6 


5 


7. 



wn 



20 
21 
22 
23 



31] llth Sunday after Whitsuntide 
5 Sunday- 



Luke 19 : 41—48 Day's length 13 hours 58 min. 



6 Monday 

7 Tuesday 

8 Wednes. 

9 Thuis. ,Ericus 

10 Friday St Lawrence 

11 Satur. jTitus 



Oswald 

Tr. of Christ 9 29 

Godfrey 10 39 

Emelius 11 40 

12 26 



8 3012 59 

2 12 

3 10 

2 sets 
7 25 



6 
46 



7 55 

8 22 



^23 

4B 8 
*23 
« 8 
«22 



7* rises 11 10 n 

% South 8 49' 
$ Stationary 
4|||8th. prises 8 18 
laSo in per. <Q 
Neptune Sta. 3) d £. ? 



£2211$ sets 7 56 



. 6 


5 1 


6 59 


6 


5 2 


6 58 


5 


5 3 


6 57 


5 


5 4 


6 56 


5 


5 5 


6 55 


5 


5 6 


6 54 


5 


5 7 


6 53 



24 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 



32] 12th S 


UNDAY AFTER WhITSU 


NTIDE. 


Luke 18 : 9 — 14. Day's length 13 hours - 


£2 min 


. 


12 Sunday 


Clara 


2 32 


8 46ft 4 


H South 8 27 


5 


5 9,6 51 


31 


13 Monday 


Hildebert 


3 24 


9 10 


S%17 


T? rises 8 7 


5 


5 106 50 


A 


14 Tuesday 


Eusebius 


4 29 


9 38 


* 


Rigel rises 2 


4 


5 vU'6 49 


2 


15 Wednes. 


Asm. V.M. 


5 39 


10 


*13 


^|||15th. £inQ 


4 


5 12 6 48 


3 


16 Thurs. 


Rochus 


6 18 


10 34 


«25 


vJP Orion sets 1 40 


4 


5 13 


6 47 


4 


17 Friday 


Bertram 


6 59 


11 31 


m * 


d V ©. <? rises 8 1 


4 


5 14 


6 46 


5 


18 Satur. 


Agapetus 


7 43 


morn. 


«$19 


d 3) If. ^ South 7 59 


4 


5 15 6 45 


6 



33] 13th Sunday after Whitsuntide. 
19 Sunday Sebaldus 



Mark 7 : 13 — 37. Day's length 13 hours 26 min. 



20 Monday 

21 Tuesday 

22 Wednes. 

23 Thurs. 

24 Friday 

25 Satur. 



Bernard 

Rebecca 

Philibert 

Zaccheus 

St. Barthol 

Ludovicus 



8 40 


12 33 


m i 


9 37 


1 41 


S513 


10 30 


2 59 


^25 


11 27 


4 1 


tit ? 


morn. 


3) rises ^19 


12 15 


7 11 


>+**• 1 


1 5 


7 34 


2£15 



? sets 7 50 u 

H Stationary 
Sirius rises 3 35 
JTJ|23rd. I? rises 7 31 
i|yj/3)inapo. ©ent.J^ 
o* rises 7 51. Q 
3)db- (?• Dog days end 



85 
35 



35 

25 
25 

25 



17,6 
186 
19'6 
20,6 
216 
236 
246 



43 
42 
41 

40 
39 
37 
36 



1 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 



31] 14th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Luke 10 : 23 — 37. Day's length 13 hours 10 min. 



26 Sunday 

27 Monday 

28 Tuesday 

29 Wednes. 

30 Thurs. 

31 Friday 



Samuel 
Gebhard 
St.Ay^cjustin 
St. John heh. 
Benjamin 
Paul in us 



45 
34 
22 
12 



610 
4810 



4 
34 

56 

30 

2 

46 



3E27|g in Aphelion 7 48 
fldfclOl? sets 7 48 
ff*23|l(: South 7 20 
£K 7JJ? rises 7 2 
iSe2l!/^N$ sets 7 24 
** 5i\||^ 31. ?gr.Elon.E. 



2|5 

1 5 

05 
05 



25:6 

26 6 

27 6 

28 6 
306 
316 



35114 
34J15 
3316 
32 17 
3018 
29|19 



MOON'S PHASES. 

Last Quarter the 2nd. at 4 o'clock 86 min., morning ; fair. 

New Moon thn 8th, j» t 11 o'clock 33 min., evening ; fair. 

First Quarter tho 15th, at 4 o'clock 43 min., afternoon; 
pleasant. 

Full Moon the 23rd, at 5 o'clock, 20 min., evening; va- 
riable*. 

Last Quarter tho 31st, at 3 o'clock 31 min., afternoon ; 
clear, warm. 



CONJECTURES OF THE- WEATHER. 

Tho 1st, 2nd, 3rd fair; 4th, 5th, 6th warm with show- 
ers ; 7th, 8th fair; 9th, 10th, llth variable ; 12th, 13th 
thunder showers; 14th, 15th pleasant ; 16th, 17th cloudy; 
18th, H)th, 20th fair ; 21st, 22nd, 23rd variablo ; 24th f 
264k clear; 26th, 27th cloudy ; 28th, 29th rain ; 30th, 
31st elear, warm. 



Year] 



BRETHIEN'S ALMANAC, 



[1877. 



trouble it costs. The glare there is about this 
false and wicked parade is deceptive: it does 
not, in fact, procure a man valuable friends or 
extensive influence. 



Scriptural Associations and Inci- 
dents. 

Egypt, the "land of ancient kings,'' is rich 
in sacred associations. Abraham and Sarah flee 
there for food when the famine is sore in the 
land. Joseph enters it a slave, and rises to the 
dignity of a sovereign. The family of Jacob 
reside in it for more than 200' years, and are led 
out by a high hand and an outstretched arm. 
Solomon marries the daughter of her sovereign. 
Shishak carries his arms into Judea, takes Je- 
rusalem, and carries away "the treasures of the 
bouse of the Lord and of the king's house," 
1 Kings xiv. 25 — 27, .whose name in still re- 
corded at Thebes as "king of the country of 
Judah." Zerab, "the Ethiopian," with his army 
of 1 300 chariots, is smitten by the Lord before 
Asa and Judah. 2 Chron. xiv. 9—13. Tirhakah, 
"king of Ethiopia," and Necb,o, king of Egypt, 
who overthrew Josiah in the valley Megiddo, 
are mentioned by the sacred historians. Several 
of the later Pharaohs become the confederates 
of the kings of Judah and Israel, and one gives 
to the world the oldest translation of the He- 
brew Bible. Many Hebrews with the prophet 
Jeremiah, flee to Egypt, where the Lord "kin- 
dles a fire in the houses of the gods and burns 
them." And the child Jesus consecrates it by 
his presence as a holy land. The Lord had 
blest it, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, 
and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel 
my inheritance." Isa. xix. 25. 



Counsel for the Young. 

Never be cast down by trifles. If a spider 
break his thread twenty times, twenty times will 
he mend it again. Make up your minds to do 
a thing and you will do it. Fear not if trouble 
comes upon you; keep up your spirits, though 
the day be a dark one. If the sun is going down, 
look up to the stars. If the earth is dark, keep 
yo^r eye on Heaven! With, God's promises, 
a man or child may be cheerful. Mind what 
you run after! Never be content with a bubble 
'that will burst, firewood that will end in smoke 
and darkness. Get tha,t which you can keep, and 
which is worth keeping. Fight hard against a 
hasty temper. Anger will come, but resist it 
strongly. A fit of passion may give you cause 




This month, was originally called Sextilis, be- 
cause it M r as the sixth month in the Latin Calen- 
dar, counting from March, the month in which 
the primitive Romans, as well as the Jews, began 
the year. It is said that it retained this, name in 
the Calendars of Romulus, Numa Pompilius, and 
Julius Caesar. However, from the time of Numa's 
reform it held the eighth place in the series of 
months. It derived its new name from Augustus 
Caesar. It was proposed that September should bear 
the name of this Emperor, because he was born in 
this month; but he preferred' Sextilis, because it 
stood next to July, which had been named after his 
predecessor Julius, and for the farther reasons that 
in this month he "had entered upon his first consul- 
ship — had celebrated three triumphs in the city — 
had received the allegiance of the soldiers who had 
occupied the Janiculum — had subdued Egypt,, and 
put an end to civil war." From a consideration of 
these things it seemed that this month was propi- 
tious to the empire, and the Senate ordained that it 
should bear the name of Augustus. 

In the Alban or Latin Calendar this month con- 
sisted of twenty-eight days: in that of Romulus, of 
thirty days; Numa gave it twenty-nine; Julius Cae- 
sar restored it to thirty; and Augustus Caesar, from 
whoMft it derived its present name, added one day 
more, making thirty-one. Some persons imagine 
that there must be something in the grand machin- 
ery of nature to determine the number of days in 
each month. This is a mistake, as it depends entire- 
ly on the will of persons in power. If we have 
twelve months in the year, reason would say that 
the first, third, &c., should consist of thirty days, 
and the second, fourth, &c, of thirty-one, except 
the twelfth, which in common years should have but 
thirty days, and in leap years thirty-one. But if 
reason were to decide this matter, she would give? us 
thirteen months in a year, the first of which should . 
have twenty-nine days, and all the others twenty- 
eight, except that the thirteenth should also have 
twenty-nine days in all leap years. Such a calen- 
dar would afford very many advantages over the 
present confused notation. J. W. Beer. 



to mourn all the days of your life. Never re- 
venge an injury. If you have an enemy, act 
kindly to him and make him your friend. You 
may not win him over at once, but try again. 
Let one kindness be followed by another, till 
you have compassed your end. By little and 
little, great things are completed; and repeated 
kindness will soften the heart of stone. What- 
ever you do, do it willingly. A boy that is 
whipped to school never learns his lessons well. 
A man who is compelled to work cares not how 



r 



1877] 




SEPTEMBER. 


[30 Days. 


Days 8s Weeks. 


SemarkableDays. 


MOON 
SOUTH. 
H. M. 


MOON 
R. & S. 
H. M. 


Moon's 
Signs. 


ASPECTS OF PLANETS. 

and 
OTHER MISCELLANY. 


SunI ■ 8UN 
fast Rises & §ets 
M. |H. M. | H. M. 


K!H 

BO 


1 Satur. |Egidius 


6 34J11 31 


»19 


$ sets 7 42 \j 


0|5 32|6 28 


20 



35] 15th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Luke 17 : 11 — 19. Day's length 12 hours 54 rain. 



2 Sunday 

3 Monday 

4 Tuesday 

5 Wednes. 

6 Thurs. 

7 Friday 

8 Satur. 



Eliza 


7 31 


morn. 


H88 3 


Mansuetus 


8 26 


12 30 


*18 


Moses 


9 21 


1 46 


<r*f 3 


Nathaniel 


10 16 


2 59 


*17 


Magnus 


11 8 


4 16 


si* 1 


Regina 


11 52 


j) sets 


i*15 


Nat. V.M. 


12 41 


6. 59 


<I*29 



H sets 10 59 n 

7* rises 9 36 
Sirius rises 2 44 
<?<?©. Orion ris. 12 28 
J)in per. Ant. sets 9 44 
7.©.AltairS.8 38 
SP7{ sets. 10 34 



% 






5 33 


6 27 


1 


5 35 


6 25 


1 


5 36 


6 24 


] 


5 37 


6 23 


2 


5 39 


6 21 


2 


5 40 


6 20 


2 


5 41 


6 19 



21 

22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 



36] 16th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Matt. 6 : 24 — 34. Day's length 12 hours 34 min. 



9 Sunday 

10 Monday 

11 Tuesday 

12 Wednes. 

13 Thurs. 

14 Friday 

15 Satur. 



Bruno 


1 31 


7 24 


^^12 


Piilcheria 


2 12 


7 50 


^&2o 


Protus 


2 54 


8 12 


* 8 


J.WicMiffe 


3 46 


S 42 


*21 


Amatus 


4 47 


9 17 


m 3 


Mev.Bolyf 5 48 


9 59 


*$15 


Nicetus 


6 39 


11 10 


^27 



6 D £ £ 1? © 

2 sets 7 30 
T? South 11 55 
Andromeda S. 12-28 
? in 2S» 9 Stationary 

14.d3)l£.l(s.l012 

*£gr.Hel.Lat.S.y 



436 
446 
4516 
47 6 



48 
49 
50 



17 
16 
15 
13 
12 
11 
10 



28 
29 
30 
31 

s. 

2 
3 



37] lVth Sunday after Whitsuntide. Luke 1 : 11 — 17. Day's length, 12 hours 16 min. 



16 Sunday 

17 Monday 

18 Tuesday 

19 Wednes. 

20 Thurs. 

21 Friday 

22 Satur. 



Euphemia 

Lambertus 

Siegfried 

Emberday 

Micleta 

St. Matthew 

Maurice 



7 28 


morn. 


m ® 


8 8 


12 4 


»21 


8 49 


1*8 


m 3 


9 48 


2 12 


**15 


10 44 


3 18 


Ok^ 


11 40 


4 21 


S^io 


morn. 


3) rises 


2£23 



An tares sets 9 8 

D If©. 7* rises 8 32 

f? South 11 26 

jj inapo. 2 sets 7.25 

<? South 11 31 

OP 16 *' ^Da^d 

ig^r 2 2©ent^ ni j^ ™ ual 



5 


5 -52 


6 8 


6 


5 53 


6 7 


6 


5 55 


6 5 


6 


5 56 


6 4 


7 


5 57 


6 3 


7 


5 59 


6 1 


7 


6 


6 '0 



4 
5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 



38] 18th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Luke 14 : 1 — 11. Day's length 11 hours 58 min. 



23 Sunday jHosea 

24 Monday \St. John con. 

25 Tuesday ICleophas 

26 Wednes. Justina 

27 Thurs. ICosmus 

28 Friday jWenceslaus 

29 Satur. _ \St . Mich ael 
39] 19th Sunday after Whitsuntide. 



12 28 


6 26 


ff* 6 


1 14 


6 48 


**30 


2 .4 


7 17 


d* 4 


2 44 


7 47 


<*18 


3 40 


8 34 


tf* 2 


4 32 


9 30 


»16 


5 14 


10 36 


* o 



Autumn commences 
If sets 9 42 
I? South 10 56 
d 5 Inferior 
$ sets 7 21 
Fomal South 10 30 
Sirius rises 1 14 f 



8 


6 1 


5 59 


8 


6 2 


5 58 


8 


6 3 


5 57 


9 


6 4 


5 56 


9 


6 6 


5 54 


9 


6 7 


5 53 


10 


6 8 


5 52 



11 

12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 



Matt. 22 : 34 — 46. Day's length 11 hours 40 min. 



30 Sunday jJerome | 5 50|11 41|^14| |[30th. $ South 11 10|10,6 10j5 50|18 




CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 
The 1st, 2nd fair; 3rd, 4th showers ; 5th, 6t$ 7th 
sultry; 8th, 9th thunder; 10th, 11th, 12th variable; 
13th, 14th fair; 15th, 16th cloudy ; 17th, 18th showers; 
19th, 20th, 21st fair ; 22nd, 23rd, 24th stormy ; 25th, 
26th, 27th clear; 28tk, 29th, fc 30th thunder showers. 
Mars is in Opposition with the Sun the 5th of this month, and shines all night. 
Saturn ia iu Opposition with the Sun the 9th, of this month, and shines all night. 



MOON'S PHASES- 

New Moon the 7th, at 7 o'clock 16 min., morning; sultry. 
First Quarter the 14th, at 5 o'clock 23 min., morning; fair. 
Full Moon the 22nd, at 9 o'clock 50 min., morning ; 

stormy. 
Last Quarter the 30th, at 12 o'clock 36 min., morning ; 

thunder showers. 



Year] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877, 



badly it is performed. lie that pulls off his 
coat cheerfully, strips up his sleeves in earnest, 
and sings while he works, is the man of action. 

. ■■■» a « ■ — — 

Annual Meetings. 



Below, we give a list of the places and dates 
where our Annual Meetings have been held, as 
far back we were able to get them. 
1876. De Graff, Logan co., Ohio. 
1875. Covington, Miami co., Ohio. 
1874. Fillburn s, Macoupin co., 111. 
1873. Dale City, Somerset co., Pa. 
1872. Near Smithville, Wayne co., Ohio. 
1871. Little Swatara, Berks co., Pa. 
1870. Waterloo, Black Hawk co., Iowa. 
1869. Roanoke co., Va. 
1868. Rock Run, Elkhart co., Ind. 
1867. Pipe Creek, Frederick co., Md. 
1866. Antietam, Franklin co., Pa. 
1865. Franklin Grove, Lee co., 111. ' 
1864. Nettle Creek, Wayne co.. Ind. 
1863. Clover Creek, Blair co., Pa. 
1862. Dayton, Montgomery co., Ohio. 
1861. Beaver Creek, Rockingham co'., Va. 
1860. Limestone, Washington co., Tenn. 
1359. Elk Lick, Somerset co., Pa. 
1858. Bachelor's Run, Carroll co., Ind. 
1857. Daniel Wolfs, Wash, co., Md. 
1856. Lena, Stephenson co., 111. 
1855. Aughwick, Huntingdon co., Pa. 
1854. Elias Dickey's, Ashland co., Ohio. 
1853. Beaver Dam, Frederick co., Md. 
1852. Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 
1851. New Hope, Augusta co., Va. 
1850. Bear Creek, Montgomery co., Ohio". 
1849. Berlin, Somerset co., Pa. 
1848. Jacob Kurtz's, Wayne co., Ohio. 
1847. Isaac Deardorff's, Franklin co., Pa. 
1846. Conestoga, Lancaster co., Pa. 
1845. Daniel Barnhart's, Roanoke co., Va. 
1844. Peter Deardorff's York co., Pa. 
1843. Mohican, Ashland co,., Ohio. 
1842. Beaver Dam, Frederick co., Md. 
1841. Wm. Miller's, Somerset co., Pa. 
1840. Yellow Creek, Bedford co., Pa. 
1839. Aughwick, Huntingdon co., Pa. 
1838. Washington co., Md. 
1837. Lin well's Creek, Va. Printed minutes 

for the first time. 
1836. Schuylkill, Pa. 
1835. Cumberland co., Pa. 
1834. Stark co., Ohio. 
1833. Lost Creek, Pa. 
1832. -Rockingham, Va. ' . 
1831. Conestoga, Pa. 
1830. Pipe Creek, Md. 




This month is called September from the Latin 
septem, seven, so named because it was the seventh 
month of the Roman year, which began with March. 
Beginning the year with January, it is the ninth 
month of the year. 

With this brief notice of the. month we will 
drop it, and say something about Ember-days^ which 
this year fall on the 19th, 21st and 22nd of this 
month. There is a strange — we almost said super- 
stition—opinion afloat, among certain classes, that 
the position of these days, in the month has some- 
thing to do with determining the price of produce, 
especially of cereals. If the days are what is called 
"high in the month,"— a phrase upon which the 
doctors of this ism or ology differ, — the price of 
grain will be high ; if otherwise, farmers must suffer. 
The strange thing about it is that this opinion is held 
by persons who live in enlightened countries, and 
persons, too, who profess to be Christians — by many 
really good persons! 

The history of these days tells us that, at first, 
these days were not uniformly observed by different 
churches at the same time. (How about the price of 
grain then?) The Ember-days are certain days set 
apart for fasting and prayer— for imploring the bless- 
ing of the Almighty on the produce of the earth-— in 
each of the four seasons of the year. Their observ- 
ance w^as first appointed by Pope Calixtus, in the 
third century ; but it was the Council of Placentia, 
A. D. 1095, that said the Ember-days should be the 
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the first Sun- 
day in Lent, the feast of Whitsuntide, the feast of 
the Holy Cross (Sept. 14th), and St.' Lucia (Dec. 13th). 
The Wednesday of our Annual Meeting is always 
(by the present arrangement) an Ember-day ; but the 
Apostolic Pentecost was about two hundred years 
before the bishop of Rome had made the Ember- 
days. Calixtus also ordained that these seasons 
should be especially devoted to the preparation of 
the clergy before their ordination; and the Sundays 
immediately following these seasons are still appoint- 
ed by the thirty-first canon of the Church of England 
for the ordination of ministers. The Church should 
be careful how she sets apart certain days for espe- 
cial services, lest these days, in generations to couie„ 
might be regarded with some superstition. 

J. W. Beer. 



1828. Brother GungePs, York co., Pa. 
1827. Daniel Shoemaker, Lancaster, co., Pa. 
1826. Daniel Ruchards, Washington co., Md. 
1825. Yellow Creek, Bedford cot, Pa, 
1822. Near Canton, Stark co., Ohio. 
1820. Conestoga, Lancaster co., Pa. 
1819. Canawaga, York co., Pa. 
1815. White Oak, Lancaster co., Pa. 
1814. Pipe Creek church, Md., May 18th. 




1877] 



OCTOBER. 



[31 Days. 



I j MOON 

Days & Weeks. RemarkableDays,| south. 

! IH. » 



MOON 
R. & S. 
H. M. 



Moon's 
Signs 



ASPECTS OP PLANETS, 

and 
OTHER MISCELLANY. 



SON I STTH- 

f ast I Rises & Sets. 
M. I II M. | H M- 



1 Monday Remigius 

2 Tuesday C. Columbus 

3 Wednes. Jairus 

4 Thurs. Franciscus 



5 Friday 

6 Satur! 



Placidus 
Fides 



42 
43 



8 48 

9 50 



10 
11 



52 
55 



morn. 
12 57 

2 10 

3 31 

4 44 
Dsets 



^28,$ sets- 7 20 
tit 12* South 11 1 



tif26 
3£10 
^24 



% sets 9 29 

5 in Q. 8 

JOin per. $Sta.d3)$ 
'* 6th. T? South 10 8 



106 
116 
116 
116 

126 
126 



11 
12 
14 
15 
16 
17 



49 
48 
46 
45 
44 
43 



CCft 

38 



19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 



40] 20th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Matt. 9: 1 — 8. Day's length 11 hours 22. min. 



7 Sunday 

8 Monday 

9 Tuesday 

10 Wednes. 

11 Thurs. 

12 Friday 

13 Satur. 



Amelia 

Pelagius 

St. JJenys 

Gereon 

Burkhard 

Veritas 

Colo man 



12 43 



32 
14 



2 49 

3 40 

4 39 

5 37 



6 10 

6 35 

7 10 

7 38 

8 18 

9 29 
10 40 



■fen 

I#J23 



S Stationary 
c? South 10 40 
# in Perihelion. 6 D ? 
$ sets 7 15 
If sets 9 10 
UdO. Sgr.ELW. 
'"13; b rises 5 33 u 



126 
12 6 
13,6 
136 
136 
13|6 
1416 



19 
20 
21 
23 
24 
25 
27 



41125 
40126 
39J27 
3728 
36|29 
35|30 
33 ! 0. 



41] 21st Sunday after Whitsuntide. 



Matt. 22 : 1—14. Day's length 11 hours 4 min. 



14 Sunday 


Fortunata 


.6 29 


11 51 


^17 


Arctur sets 8 6 


14,6 28 


5 32 


2 


15 Monday 


Hedwick 


7 12 


morn. 


^29 


7 : '* : rises 6 50. 


14,6 29 


5 31 


3 


16 Tuesday 


Gallus 


7 52 


12 53 


AH 


3)mapo. <? South 10 21 


14 


6 31 


5 29 


4 


17 Wednes. 


Florentina 


8 39 


1 46 


A 88 


? in Perihelion 


15 


6 32 


5 2.8 


5 


18 Thurs. 


St. Luke, ev> 


9 26 


2 43 


S 5 


3)d<?. *?• T ? South 9 20 Q 


15 


6 33 


5 27 


6 


19 Friday 


Ptolemy 


10 10 


3 39 


>«*.18 


b gr. Hel. Lat. N. 


15. 


6 35 


5 25 


7 


20 Satur. 


Felicianus 


H 4 


4 26 


#«K 1 


$ sets 7 16 


15 


6 36 


5 24 


8 



42] 22nd Sunday after Whitsuntide. John 4 : 47 — 54. Day's length 10 hours 46 min. 



11 49| 5 24 
morn. ']} rises 



21 Sunday 

22 Monday 

23 Tuesday 

24 Wednes. 

25 Thurs. 

26 Friday 

27 Satur. 
43] 23rd Sunday after Whitsuntide. 



Ursula 

Cordula 

Severinus 

Salome 

Crispin 

Amandus 

Sabina 



12 
1 

2 
2 
3 



34 
22 
12 
50 
42 



4 

47 
30 
42 
56 



fl*$16 

^29 

rf*13 

^27 

«*27 
HSSH 



m sets 8 40 

I |f*\ Aldebaran ri.7 45 

W22. enters cjg 

|lfinS.Androm.S.10 6 

Lj South 9 50 

T? South 8 48 n 

$ sets 7 21 



15 

15 

16 

16 

16 

16,6 

166 



37 
38 
39 
41 
42 
43 
44 



23 9 
2210 



21 
19 
18 
17 



11 
12 
13 
14 



16115 



Matt. 18 : 23 — 35. Day's length 10 hours 30 min. 



28 Sunday \Simon Jude 


4 40 


n 12 


*25 


% sets 8 12 


16 


6 45 


5 15 


16 


29 Monday \Zivinglius 


5 49 


morn. 


tit "9 


|^N29. # Neptune© 


16 


6 46 


5 14 


17 


30 TuesdaySerapion 


6 56 


12 10 


tit 23 


\j£^ Orion rises 9 1 


16 


6 48 


5 12 


18 


31 Wednes. \ Hallow Eve 


7 58 


1 18 


£* 1 


8. Markab S. 8 36 


16 


6 49 


5 11 


19 




vari- 



MOON'S PHASES. 
New Moon the 6th, at 4 o'clock 14 min., evening 

able. 
First Quarter the loth, at 10 o'clock min., evening; 

fair ami clear. 
Full Moon the 22nd, at 1 o'clock 40 min., morning; clear. 
Last Quarter the 29th, at 8 o'clock 37 min., morning ; fair. 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 
• The 1st, 2nd cloudy ; 3rd, 4th, 5th fair; Cth, 7th va- 
riable; 8th, 9th rain; 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th fair and 
clear; 14th cloudy ; 15th, 16th. rain; 17th, 18th, 19th 
fair ; 20th rain ; 21st, 22nd, 23rd clear ; 24th, 25th, 26th 
variable ; 27th, 28th cloudy ; 29th, 30th, 31st fair. 



Year] 



BRETHREN'S MJMMC. 



[1877. 



1813. Schuylkill, Chester co., Pa. 

1810. Antietam church, Franklin co., Pa. 

June 9th. 
1789. Groez Canawagen church Pa. May 30th. 

i— «► — : 

District Report. 

!Ehe Northern District of Iowa and Minne- 
sota contains the following churches, with the 
name of the Presiding Elder of each one, and 
also the number of members: 

No. OF 
• MEMBERS. 

E. K. Buechley, 250 
B. Buechley, 150 

J. F. Ikenberry, 10 



Waterloo, 
Waterloo, 
Cold water, 
Rock Grove, 
Grundy, 
Root River, 
Lake Branch, 
Winona,' 



South Iowa 

u 



, " W. J. H. Bauman, 60 

41 Henry Strickjer, 10 

Minnesota J. Ogg, * 60 

" ' S. Oblinger, 20 

C.F.Wirt. 30 

Love Feast on First Sat. and Sunday in June &Nov. 
District meeting with the Rock Grove church 
on first Frid. after Ascension-day in the year 1877. 



Corrections of and Additions to the 
Ministerial List. 



Teeter D. K., Sulphur Springs, Henry eo., Ind. 
Whissler B. F., New Lisbon, Wayne co., Ind. 
Teeter Lewis W., Hagcrstown " " 

Miller J. M., Champion, Fayette Co., Pa. 
Christner N. B., Donegal, Westmoreland co., Pa. 
Lohr S. R., «« <« »< 

Quinter James, Huntingdon, instead Myersdale, Pa. 
Omit Myers S. H., Newmarket, Va. 
V Wine Geo., Greenmount, Va. 



Ministerial List. 



Abernathy James W., Oakland, Garrett co., Md. 
Allen Thomas, Stockton, Cedar co., Mo. 
America Svlvanus, Merrianf, Noble co., Ind. 
Amich Joseph, Burrett's Creek, White co., Ind. 
Anglemyer John, New Paris, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Annon Zechariah, Thornton, Taylor co., W. Va. 
Annon George, " " 4< «<"'■ 

Appleman Adam, Plymouth, Marshall co., Ind. 
Arnold Joseph, Box 1013, Dayton, Ohio. 
Arnold Whitemore, Somersat. Perry co., Ohio. 
Arnold Sol. G:, Limestone, Washington co., Tenn. 
Arnold Daniel, Center View, Johnson co., Mo. 
Arnold Joseph, Dayton, Miami co., Ohio. 
Arnold Joseph, Burlington, Mineral co., W. Va 
Arnold D. B., ". " u 

Arnold Peter, «« lt « 

Aschenbrenner Geo., Dysart, Tama co., Iowa. 
Aukney Isaac, Poplar, Wyandot co., Ohio. 
Auvil Elias, Valley Furnace, Barbour co., W. Va. 
Auvil ¥/m., '* " «*' " « 

Ayers John, Wade's Branch, Miami co., Kan. 
Bacon William, Des Moines, Polk oo., Iowa. 




This month, the tenth of the Julian year, is so 
named from octo, eight, because it was the eighth 
month of the primitive Roman year^ which began in 
March. It is said that Domitian who was born in 
this month, gave it his own name, but it lasted' dur-. 
ing his life only ; that Antonius Pius, in honor of his 
wife Faustina called it Faustinus ; and that the 'flat- 
terers of Commodus assigned to it one of thei^ pat- 
ron's epithets, Invictus. Our Anglo-Saxon ancestors 
called it se teotha monath, the tenth month ; also Win* 
ter fyllith, winter beginning. 

The last night of this month is called Hallow-een, 
or Hallow Eve, because it is the night immediately 
preceding All-Hallows or All-Saints day, the first of 
November ; a feast dedicated to all the saints in 
general. On Hallow-een it is costumary, in many 
places, for rude persons to play tricks on their neigh- 
bors, throwing shelled corn against their walls and 
windows, throwing cabbage heads in at the doors of 
their houses or down their chimneys, running off 
carriage wheels, building fences across roads, or hid- 
ing some article that is much used. We have no time 
to trace the origin of this rude custom, but we think 
it a very unbecoming aod sinful way to introduce a 
religious feast day. It is true that young persons 
are frequently led into such conduct without think- 
ing of the evil that is in it, regarding it as innocent 
amusement ; but the fact is that it is a violation of 
the Golden Rule, and hence it is wrong. We hope 
that none of our fellow members and none of our 
children will condescend to this low, sinful custom. 

J. W. B. 



Bgdger Robert, Dallas Center, Dallas co., Iowa. 

Baer Abraham, White Pigeon, St. Joseph co., Mich. 

Baer M. T., Flowerfield, " " . <« 

Baer Solomon, Somerset, Somerset co., Pa. 

Bahr Jacob, Moulton, Appanoose co., Iowa. 

Baily William, Raleigh C. H., Raleigh co., W. Va. 

Baily Garrett, Miller's Mills, Davison co., N. C. 

Baily James M., Salem, Jewell co., Kan. 

Baker Daniel, Waynesboro, Franklin co., Pa* 

Baker George R., Altoona, Polk co., Iowa. . 

Baker D. N., Newtown, Stephensburg, Frederick co.,Va. 

Baker J. H., Myersville, Frederick co,, Md. 

Baker Joshua, Arcanum, Darke co., Ohio. 

Baker Samuel, Greenville, " '■ <i 

Baker Samuel H., Bangor, Van Buren co., Mich. 

Baker Addison AV., Carthage, Jasper co., Mo. 

Baker John, Marion, Grant co., Ind. 

Bakener Fred., Quincy, Franklin co., Pa. * 

Ball Isaac, Kassou, Barbour co., W. Va. 

Balsbaugh Daniel, Wolneytown, Miami co., Ind. 

Bare Henry W., Alexandria, Preble co., Ohio. 

Barklow David, Ott, Coos co., Oregon. 

Barklow Samuel, " *' " 

Barnes Flemraon, Brandonville, Preston co., W. Va. 

Barnhart George, Ottawa, Franklin co., Kan. 

Barnhart J. N., Walkerton, St. Joseph, co., Ind. 



r 



1877] 



NOVEMBER. 



[30 Days. 



Days & Weeks. 



1 Thurs. 

2 Friday 

3 Satur. 



RemarkableDays 



MOON MOON 
SOUTH. |R. & S. 
H. M.IH. M. 



MooN , g ASPECTS OF PLANETS, 

Stcns and 

| OTHER MISCELLANY. 



Sun 
fast 
M. 



All Souls I 8 42 
All Saints 9 36 
Theophilus |l0 24 



2 23 

3 29 

4 40 



^20 



])mper. $ sets 7 25 n 

Sirius rises 116 

6 $ T?. <? South 9 20 



Rises & Sets. 
H. -M. |H. M. 



6 515 9 
6 525 8 
6 53 5 7 



so 

1° 
20 

21 

22 



44] 24th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Matt. 22 : 15 — 22. Day's length 10 hours 12 min. 



4 Sunday 


Charlotte 


11 12 


5 48 


^29 


6 D $. T? South 8 16 


16 


6 54 


5 6 


23 


5 Monday 


Malachi 


12 6 


Jsets 


«Hf?12 


A 5 th. FomalS.8 6 


16 


6 bb 


5 5 


24 


6 Tuesday 


Leonard 


12 56 


5 40 


<*24 


1P7* South 12 52 


16 


6 56 


5 4 


25 


7 Wednes. 


Engelbert 


1 44 


6 35 


m 7 


If sets 7 39 


16 


6 57 


5 3 


26 


8 Thurs. 


Cecilia 


2 54 


7 33 


mw 


j) d$. .If. S sets 7 28 


16 


6 58 


5 2 


27 


9 Friday 


Theodore 


3 30 


8 42 


?p^ i 


$gr.Hel.Lat.S.d$lf \sJ 


16 


6 59 


5' 1 


28 


10 Satur. 


Mar. Luther 


4 28 


9 43 


^13 


S South 9 


16 


7 


5 


29 



45] 25th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Matt. 9 : 18^-*26. Day's length 9 hours 58 min. 



11 Sunday 

12 Monday 

13 Tuesday 

14 Wednes. 

15 Thurs. 

16 Friday 

17 Satur. 



Melanchton 

Jonas 

Winebert 

Levin 

Leopold 

Ottomar 

Alpheus 



5 
6 
7 
7 
8 
9 
10 



26!10 46 

2411 48 
12|morn. 
5612 44 



42 
31 
10 



51 

48 
49 



^25 £in 3. Rigel rises 8 29 

^ 6 ' s f|12Weg.setsll52 
ffj)inapo.d$©Sup. 
d3)i?. T? South 7 49 
dDc?. <? South 8 31 
? sets 7 36 
T? Stationary 



«*18 

S5 
3£l3 

^26 

<*^ 9 



16 


7 1 


4 59 


16 


7 3 


4 57 


15 


7 4 


4 56 


!l5 


7 5 


4 55 


15 


7 6 


4 54 


15 


7 7 


4 53 


15 


7 .8 


4 52 



30 
31 

N. 
2 
3 
4 
5 



46] 26th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Matt. 24 : 15 — 28. Day's length 9 hours 44 min. 



18 Sunday 

19 Monday 

20 Tuesday 

21 Wednes. 

22 Thurs. 

23 Friday 

24 Satur. 



Gelasius 


10 46 


4 52 


#*23 


Elizabeth 


11 32 


5 51 


(mi 7 


Amos 


mop. 


2) rises 


(*21 


Off V.Mary 


12 10 


5 36 


ft 6 


Alphonsus 


15 56 


6 38 


ft21 


Clement 


1 42 


7 42 


Hi 6 


Chrisogenes 


2 44 


8 53 


*21 



If sets 7 16 
Spica rises 4 14 
JT^20. Sir. rises 9 54 
IpD^©. I? S. 7 21 
$ in Aphelion©ent.gf$ 
Orion rises 7 23 r\ 
$ sets 7 50 . 



15 


7 8 


4 52 


14 


7 9 


4 51 


14 


7 10 


4 50 


14 


7 11 


4 49 


14 


7 12 


4 48 


13 


7 13 


4 47 


13 


7 14 


4 46 



6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 



47] 27th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Matt. 25 : 31—46. Day's length 9 hours 30 min. 



25 Sunday 

26 Monday 

27 Tuesday' 

28 Wednes. 

29 Thurs. 

30 Friday 



Catharine 


3 49 


9 57 


#6 


Conrad 


4 52 


11 8 


^20 


Josaphat 


4 56 


mora. 


2* 4 


Guntherus 


6 44 


12 15 


^17 


Saturn 


7 32 


1 24 


tfft 


St. Andrew 


8 15 


2 39 


w&*-3 



<? South 8 10 
Rigel rises 7 26 

27th. ]) in per. "8. 

If sets 6 50 
J? South 6 49 
Markab South 6 32 



13 


7 15 


4 45 


12 


7 15 


4 45 


12 


7 16 


4 44 


12 


7 17 


4 43 


11 


7 17 


4 43 


11 


7 18 


4 42 



13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 



L 



MOON'S PHASES. 

New Moon the 5th, at 8 o'clock .3 min., morning ; vari- 
able. 

First Quarter the 12th, at 6 o'clock min., evening ; 
cloudy, rain. 

Full Moon the 20th, at 4 o'clock 35 min., evening ; clear. 

Last Quarter the 27th, at 4 o'clock 21 min., evening ; cold. 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 
The 1st, 2nd fair ; 3rd, 4th, 5th variable ; 6th, 7th 
rain; 8th, 9th fair; 10th, 11th, 12th cloudy, rainy ; 13th, 
14th, 15th clear; 16th, 17th showers ; 18th, 19th, 20th 
mostly clear; 21st, 22nd, 23rd rain; 24th, 25th, 26th 
fair ; 27th, 28th coh* - 29th, 30th fair. 



Yeae] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877. 






Barnhart George, Gogginsville, Franklin co., Va. 
Barnhart Abraham, " " " 

Barnhart John, Mahomet, Champaign co., 111. 
Barnhart Jeremiah, Retreat, Franklin co., Va. 
Barnhart Daniel, Centropolis, Franklin co., Kan. 
Barnhart C, Roanoke, Woodford co., 111. 
Barnhart Jacob, Mexico, Miami co., Ind. 
Barton James, Corunna, Dekalb co., Ind. 
Bartow Isaac, Lost Nation, Clinton co , Iowa. 
Bashor John, Jonesborough, Washington co., Tenn. 
Bashor Conrad, " " •' 

Bashor S. C, Whitesville, Andrew co., Mo. 
Bashor Stephen H., " '* " 

Bashor Joseph, " " »« 

Bashor Andrew, Oakland Mills, Juniata co., Pa. 
Bashor M. M., Trididad, Klamath co., Cal. 
Basket B. S., Ames, Story co., Iowa. 
Bates David, Fairfield, Green co., Ohio. 
Bauman W. J. H., Nora Springs, Floyd co., Iowa. 
Beachley Jacob, Markleysburg, Fayette co., Pa. 
Beahm Henry, Salem, Roanoke co., Va. 
Beagle Eli, Ada, Hardin co., Ohio. 
Beagle Eli, " " " 

Beale Jesse, Waterloo, Black Hawk co., Iowa. 
Bear David, Springfield, Franklin co., Ind. 
Beauman J. H., Nora Springs, Floyd co., Iowa. 
Beaver John L., Mifflinburg, Union co., Pa. 
Beaver Adam, Lewisburg, " «" 

Bechtelheimer D., Savastopol, Kosciusko co., Ind. 
Becker G. S., Elizabethtown, Lancaster co., Pa. 
Beckner Abr., Whitesburg, Hamblen co., Tenn. 
Beckner Perry, Bull's Gap, Hawkins " " 
Beeghley Josiah, Accident, Allegheny co., Md. 
Beeghley Martin, Waterloo, Black Hawk co., Iowa. 
Beer J. W., Huntingdon, Huntingdon co., Pa. 
Beer Peter, Frontville, Jefferson co., Pa. 
Beelman Adam, Dillsburg, York co., Pa. 
Benedict John, Waynesboro, Franklin co., Pa. 
Bennet J. M., Jones' Mille, Westmoreland co., Pa. 
Benshhoof Solom., Johnstown, Cambria co., Pa. 
Berkey Jacob, Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Berkey Isaac, " " " , " 

Berkeybile A. J., Delta, Fulton co., Ohio. 
Berkeybile R. K., Berkey, Lucas co., Ohio. 
Berkey Joseph, Shade Furnace, Somerset co., Pa. 
Berkley Cornelius, Myersdale, " " 

Berkley Josiah, Glade, " " 

Berry Thomas, Whitehorn, Hawkins co., Tenn. 
Bigler Andrew, Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Billhimer Isaac, Edna Mills, Clinton co., Ind'. 
Bingamon G. H., Clay, Lancaster cO., Pa. 
Binkley R. K., Huntington, Huntington co., Ind. 
Biser Solomon, Burlington, Mineral co., W. Va. 
Black A. G., Macomb, Macomb co., 111. 
Blocher David, Gettysburg, Adams co., Pa. 
Blocher Samuel, Stewardsville, DeKalb co., Mo. 
Blough Tobias, Davidsville, Somerset co., Pa. 
Blough J. W., " " " x 

Blough E. J., Stanton's Mills, " " 

Blough Valentine, Somerset, " " 

Blough Jacob, Berlin, u " 

Bock David, Quincy, Franklin co., Pa. 
Bock Daniel, Ervin, Howard co., Ind. 
Bock Samuel, " " '< 

Boggs William, Covington, Miami co., Ohio. 
Boice Samuel, Elizabeth, Wirt co., W. Va. 
Bollinger B. B., Louisville, Stark co., Ohio. 
Bollinger Gideon, Chatham Center, Medina co., Ohio. 
Bollinger Michael, Lanark, Carroll co., 111. 




The eleventh month of the year is called November, 
from Novem, nine, because it was the ninth month of 
the old Roman year. This month by the ancient Saxons 
was called Blot-monath (blood month), the month of 
sacrifice, because at this season the heathen Saxons made 
provision for winter but offered in sacrifice many of the 
animals that were then killed. It was common at this 
season to slaughter oxen, sheep, hogs, &c, for the use 
of the following winter. The stock of salted meat pre- 
pared at this time was to last through the winter, and 
till vegetation was sufficiently advanced to enable them 
to resume the use of fresh provisions. This is common 
in many portions of the United States and other places, 
no doubt, because it is the most suitable and best time 
for it. J. W. B. 



Bomberger Christ., Rothsville, Lancaster co., Pa. 
Bond Thomas, French Creek, Upshur co., W. Va. 
Bonebrak D. H., Jackson Hall, Franklin co., Pa. 
Book Edmund, Blain, Perry co., Pa. 
Book Isaac, Farmer's Grove, Juniata co., Pa. 
Booze Jacob, Center Valley, Lehigh " " 
Borgcr Jos., Jones' Mills, Westmoreland co., Pa. 
Bosely David, Bulltown, Braxton co., W. Va. 
Bosserman Elieger, Dunkirk, Hardin co., Ohio. 
Bosserman Daniel, . " •« " 

Bosserman S. T., Dunkirk, Hardin co., Ohio. 
Bowers Peter, Fair Play, Wayne co., 111. 
Bower John, Wtllow Springs, Douglas co., Kan. 
Bower John, " " " " 

Bowers David, Hartville, Stark co., Ohio. 
Bowers Martin, Clark's Mills, Tippecanoe co., Ind. 
Bowers A. J., Clouser's Mills, Montgomery co., Ind. 
Bowers Abm., " " " " 

Bowman A. L., Grier's Point, Perry co., Pa. 
Bowman J. W., Altona, Polk co., Iowa. 
Bowman David, Hagerstown, Wayne co., Ind. 
Bowman Jacob, " " " 

Bowman Daniel, " " u 

Bowman D., St. Martins, Morgan co., Mo. 
Bowman Benj., Dayton, Tippecanoe co., Ind. 
Bowman John, Bonbrook, Franklin co., Va. 
Bowman David, New Lebanon/.Montgomery co., Ohio. 
Bowman Peter, Little River, Floyd co., Va. 
Bowman Peter, Camp Creek, Green co., Tenn. 
Bowman N. R., Peru, Miami co., Ind. 
Bowman Daniel, " " " . 

Bowman Geo. C, Boon's Creek, Washington co., Tenn. 
Bowman Jos., Jonesborough, " " 

Bowser Peter, Codorus, York co., Pa. 
Bowser Daniel, Peru, Miami co., Ind. 
Bowshe Benj., Winamac, Pulaski co., Ind. 
Boyer Allen, Lena, Stephenson co., 111. 
Brallier Samuel, Ebensburg, Cambria co., Pa. 
Brallier Daniel, " " " 

Branson Hiram, Muncie, Delaware co., Ind. 
Bricker G. W., Clay Lick, Franklin co., Pa. 
Bright Isaac, Dayton, Montgomery co., Ohio. 



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1877] 




DECEMBER. [31 Days. 


Days & Weeks. 


RemarkableCays. 


MOON 
SOUTH. 
H. M- 


MOON 
R. A S. 
H. M. 


Moon's 
Signs. 


ASPECTS.OF PLANETS, |Sun 1 sun 

and fast EI8ES * SETS - 
OTHER MISCELLANY. | M# | H. M. | H. M 


as 


1 Satur. Longimus 


9 6| 3- 46!$fe26|$ sets 7 59 r\ H|7 19|4 47 


19 



48] 28th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Matt. 21 : 1 — 9. Day's length 9 hours 22 min. 



2 Sunday 

3 Monday 

4 Tuesday 

5 Wednes. 

6 Thurs. 

7 Friday 

8 Satur. 



Candidus 

Cassianus 

Barbara 

Abigail 

St. Nicholas 

Agathon 

Cone. V.M. 



9 56 


4 58 


* 9 


10 50 


6 15 


<*21 


11 48 


]) sets 


m * 


12 34 


5 29 


awe 


1 22 


6 30 


^27 


2 12 


7 24 


m ^ 


2 56 


8 26 


»21 



$ South 7 42 
7* South 11 2 
4g|j|h|4th. \$ Stationary 

d 3) If. If sets 6 28 W 
Regulus rises 10 32 
d 3) ?. $ sets 8 10 



10 


7 19 


4 41 


10 


7 20 


4 40 


9 


7 20 


4 40 


9 


7 21 


4 39 


9 


7 21 


4 39 


8 


7 22 


4 38 


8 


7 22 


4 38 



20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 



49] 29th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Luke 21 : 25 — 36. Day's length 9 hours 14 min. 



9 Sunday 'Joachim 



10 Monday 

11 Tuesday 

12 Wednes. 

13 Thurs. 

14 Friday 

15 Satur. 



Judith 

Barsabas 

Ottilia 

Lucian 

Nicasius 

Ignatius 



3 42 


9 27 


$k 3 


4 30 


10 30 


tf& 15 


5 16 


11 31 


^k27 


6 8 


morn. 


X 9 


6 58 


12 34 


S^l 


7 44 


1 36 


** 4 


8 32 


2 39 


ff*'l? 



Fomal sets 9 52 
b sets 11 58. 
3)inapo. $gr.El. E. £ 

3|d3)T?.$gr.H.L.S. 
Pl2. d3)c?.c?S.7lO 
d£2f. Altair sets 8 40 
$ sets 8 15 



7 


7 23 


4 37 


7 


7 23 


4 37 


6 


7 24 


4 36 


6 


7 24 


4 36 


5 


7 24 


4 36 


5 


7 25 


4 35 


5 


7 25 


4 35 



27 
28 
29 
30 
D. 
2 
3 



50] 30th Sunday after Whitsuntide. Matt. 11 : 2^—10. Day's length 9 hours lOmin. 



16 Sunday 


Ananias 


9 16 


3 37 


m o 


If sets 6 


4 


7 25 


4 35 


4 


17 Monday 


Lazarus 


9 58 


4 35 


**14 


Markab sets 12 8 


4 


7 25 


4 35 


5 


18 Tuesday 


Arnoldus 


10 46 


5 32 


**29 


Spica rises 2 29 


3 


7 25 


4 35 


6 


19 Wednes. 


Emberday 


11 36 


6 30 


«14 


T? sets 11 22 


3 


7 25 


4 35 


7 


20 Thurs. 


Abraham 


morn. 


3) rises 


7f»29 


|T^20. $ sets 8 19* rs 


2 


7 25 


4 35 


8 


21 Friday 


St. Thomas 


12 24 


5 55 


HB15 


IP© enters ^ sh d ° a r £ 6t 


2 


7 26 


4 34 


9 


22 Satur. 


Beata 


1 22 


7 15 


« o 


Winter commences 


1 


7 25 


4 35 


10 



51] 31st Sunday after Whitsuntide. John 1 : 19 — 28 Day's length 9 hours 10 min. 



Dagobert 
Adam, Eve 
Christmas 



23 Sunday 

24 Monday 

25 Tuesday 

26 Wednes. Stephen 

27 Thurs. \John Ev. 

28 Friday IH.Innocents 

29 Satur. iNoah 



2 20 


8 .34 


*15 


3 18 


9 48 


^29 


4 16 


10 59 


3*13 


5 10 


morn. 


&£27 


6 4 


12 5 


<^E 10 


6 48 


1 10 


)^3> -"O 


7 41 


2 15 


<* 6 



3) m per. ^mQ 
g. $ sets 5 29 
£ gr.Elong. East 
Rigel South 10 46 
27th. $ sets 8 
If sets 5 28 
!? sets 10 42 



26 



1 


7 25 


4 35 


Op 


7 25 


4 35 


g 


7 25 


4 35 


1 


7 25 


4 35 


1 


7 25 


4 35 


2 


7 25 


4 35 


2 


7 24 


4 36 



11 

12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 



52] Sunday after Christmas. 



Luke 2 : 33—40. 



Day's length 9 hours 12 min. 



30 Sunday David 

31 Monday Sylvester 



9 39 
8 35 



22 
24 



*18 



Orion South 11 12 
in Perigee. # in Q, 



2414 
244 



36 
36 



18 
19 



MOON'S PHASES. 

New Moon the 5th, at 4 o'clock 19 min., evening ; fair. 
First Quarter the 12th, at 3 o'clock 50min., evening ; fair. 
Full Moon the 20th, at 6 o'clock 7 min., morning; cloudy. 
Fir3t Quarter the 27th, at 12 o'clock 36 min. r morning ; 
moderate. 



CONJECTURES OF THE WEATHER. 

The 1st, 2nd variable ; 3rd, 4th, 5th fair; 6th, 7th 
cloudy ; 8th, 9th, 10th rain ; 11th, 12th fair; 13th. 14th, 
*5th variable ; 16th, 17th, 18tb clear; 19th, 20th, 21st 
cloudy, snow; 22nd, 23rd, 24i h variable ; 25th, 26th, 
27th moderate ; 28th, 29th cloudy ; 30th, 31st fair. 




BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877. 



Brilhart John, Carothers, Crawford co., Ohio. 
Brindle Cyrus, Allen, Cumberland go., Pa. 
Brindle John, Martinsburg, Berkeley co., W. Va. 
Brinkworth H. P., Elmore, Kichardson co., Neb. 
Brough Andrew, New Chester, Adams co, Ohio. 
Brovand Henry, Greentown, Stark co., Ohio. 
Brower George, Mexico, Miami co., Ind. 
Brower David, Salem, Marion co., Oregon. 
Brower Jacob, South English, Keokuk co., Iowa. 
Brower Joel, Ervin, Howard co., Ind. 
Brower E. L., Waynesborough, Augusta co., Va. 
Brower John. Hermitage, 
Brower Daniel, Lima, Allen co., Ohio. 
Brower Israel, Dayton, Montgomery co., Ohio. 
Brown John, Bryan, Williams co., Ohio. 
Brown Jacob, " ' 

Brown Peter, Hampton, Adams co., Pa. 
Brown Adam, " •" m ' _ 

Brown Jeremiah, Urbana, Frederick co., Md. 
Brown P. J., C6ngress, Wayne co., Ohio. 
Brown S. H., Batavia, Jefferson co., Iowa. 
Brubaker Henry, Romeo, Green co., Term. 
Brubaker John, " M ' 

Brubaker Peter, Marion, Douglas co,, Kan. 
Brubaker Jonachan, Girard, Macoupin co., 111. 
Brubaker Nich., Dayton, Montgomery co., Ohio. 
Brubaker J. 0., Auburn, Sangamon co., 111. 
Brubaker J. 0., " " ' 

Brubaker P., Centropolis, Franklin co., Kan. 
Brubaker Moses, Salem, Roanoke co., Va. 
Brubaker Eli, " " )J 

Brubaker John, " 

Brubaker D. E., Iowa Center, Story co., Iowa. 
Brubaker David, Louden ville, Ashland co., Ohio. 
Brubaker Henry, Beatrice, Gage co., Neb. 
Brumbaugh Conrad, Syracuse, Kosciusko co., Ind. 
Brumbaugh E., Boydston's Mills, « '' 

Brumbaugh D-, New Lebanon, Montgomery co., Ohio, 
Brumbaugh H., New Baltimore, Stark co., Ohio. 
Brumbaugh Geo., Grafton, Huntingdon co., Pa. 
Brumbaugh H. B., Huntingdon, " «| 

Brumbaugh Jno., Grafton, 
Brumbaugh G. B., James Creek, " ' 

Brumbaugh J. W., Clover Creek, Blair co. t Pa. 
Brumbaugh G. W., « V " " 

Brumbaugh D. 0., Bethany, Osborne co., Kan. 
Bruner Ed. S., Frederick City, Frederick co., Md. 
Brunk Henry, Greentown, Howard co., Ind. 
Brunk Jos., Menomonee, Dunn co., Wis. 
Bryant Wm., Clark's Hill, Tippecanoe co., Ind. 
Bucb.er Joseph, Dillsburg, York co., Pa. 
Bucher Christian, Shsefferstown, Lebanon co., Pa. 
Bucher George, Cornwall, " 

Bucher Daniel, Abbotstown Adams co., Pa. 
Buechly E. K., Waterloo, Black Hawk co., Iowa. 
Buechly Benj., " " '* JV, 

Buecbly Jeremiah, Accident, Allegheny co., Md. 
Buechly David, Liscomb, Marshall co., Iowa. ■ 
Buck Jacob, Plymouth, Lyon co., Kan. 
Buckalew Wm., Steer Creek, Gilmer co., W. Va. 
Buckalew Sol.', Clifton Mills, Preston co., W.^Va. 
Bucklew George, Portland, " '" " 

Burnett J. G., Winamac, Pulaski co., Ind. 
Burgard J. G., Fandon, McDonough co., 111. 
Burgard J. G., . " 

Burger Jos., Donegal, Westmoreland co., Pa. 
Burger Jos., " " 

Burger S. J., Farmerstown, Holmes co., Ohio. 




3 



This is the twelfth and last month of the Julian year. 
It is called December from decern, ten, as it was the 
tenth month of the early Roman year. 

The twenty-fifth day of December is called Christ- 
mas, and is the festival of the church in memory of the 
birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular service. 
It is not at all certain tbat this is the proper anniver- 
sary of our Savior's birth; and, in fact, what little 
scripture testimony we have, that has any bearing on 
the subject, seems to be against such a conclusion. In 
the night in which he was bora there were shepherds 
abiding in the field keeping watch over their flocks; and 
it seems to have been customary to take the flocks in 
earlier in the season. It is enough for us to know that 
Christ came into the world, and that to save sinners, 
without knowing the day on which the event of his birth 
took place. We are impressed with the thought that it 
was the Divine purpose to conceal this time, lest super- 
stition should abuse it. It is,however,right for Chris- 
tians to meet for the worship of God at any time ; and it 
is certainly much better to improve Christmas-day in 
religious •worship than to spend it in carousing, and 
gambling, and driwking as many do. We suggest, how- 
ever, that the Christmas-tree planted in many of the 
churches on this day is an abomination in the sight of 
God, and we should oppose such things in every lawful 
and expedient way. J. W. B. 

Burkhart Jos. S., Geistown, Cambria co., Pa. 
Burkholder John, New Paris, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Bush John, Yellow Creek, Bedford co., Pa. 
Bushman Michael, Gettysburg, Adjuns co., Pa. 
Butterbaugh Jac, Liscomb, Marshall co., Iowa. 
Butterbaugn J. W., " " " 

Butterbaugh David, Lanark, Carroll c«., Ill, 
Byers Wm., Ebensburg, Cambria co., Pa. 
Caldwell Jesse, Milford, Kosciusko co., Ind. 
Calvert Jesse, " '* " " 

Calvert Mills, Lovette, Adams co., Ohio. 
Calvin Moses, Mt. Etna, Huntington co.. Ind. 
Carper George, Mogadore, Summit co., Ohio. 
Carpenter Joseph, Greentown, Howard co., Ind. 
Carrier Wm. H., Fannland, Randolph co., Ind. 
Cassel Abm , Lower Providence, Montgomery co., Pa. 
Cassel Henry, Royer's Ford, «* ■« 

Cassel W. M., Laura, Miami co., Ohio. ' 
Castle C. W., Brownsville, Washington co., Md. 
Casrle A. II., " " " 

Caylor Amos, Frizzelburg, Carroll co., Md. 
Cay lor John, Noblesville, Hamilton co., Ind. 
Caylor Elias, " " " «' 

Caylor D. S., Greentown, Howard co., Ind. 
Christ Jacob, Northampton, Clark co., Ohio. 
Chambers D., Sulphur Springs, Crawford co., Ohio. " 
Chapman Wm., Winamac, Pulaski co,, Ind. 
Clapper D. S-, Yellow Creek, Bedford co., Pa. 
Clapper Henry, " " " " 

Clapper Daniel, Louisville, Stark co., Ohio. 



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Yeae] 



BRETHREN'S ALMANAC. 



[1877. 



Clark Wm., Inwood, Marshall co., Ind. 

Clark William, Johnson City, Washington co., Tenn. 

Clark Hendricks, Wade's Branch, Miami co., Kan. 

Clark Thos., Oakland, Garrett co., Md. 

Clement J. A., N. Georgetown, Columbiana co., Ohio. 

Click John, Falls City, Richardson co., Neb. 

Click Samuel, Nevada, Vernon co , Mo. 

Cline Jacob, Mt. Sidney, Augusta co., Va. 

Cline John, Broadway Depot, Rockingham co., Va. 

Cline Fred., " «' " . " 

Cline Samuel, Cross Keys, '* ' " 

Cline Peter, Bridge water, " " 

Clingenpeel John, Greenfield, Howard co., Kan. 

Clingingsmith John, Barry, Pike co., 111. 

Cober Ephraim, Berlin, Somerset co., Pa. 

Cober J. P., " " " 

Cochanower E., East Berlin, Adams co., Pa. 

Cochran Martin, Farmington, Marion co., W. Va. 

Cook Wm. G., Plymouth, Marshall co., Ind. 

Coover David, Cicero, Defiance co., Ohio. 

Corner Jacob, East Coventry, Chester co., Pa. 

Coppock Samuel, Tippecanoe, Harrison co., Ohio. 

Corder J. H., Livingston, Appanoose co., Iowa. 

Correl A. J., Limestone, Washington co., Tenn. 

Correl Caleb, Webster's Mills, Fulton co., Pa. 

Cosner Martin, Grant C. H., Grant co., W. Va. 

Cosner Daniel, " " " " " 

Cosner J. T., Mount Storm, " " " 

Cost Andrew, Beaver Creek, Washington co., Md. 

Cotterman J., Webster, Darke co., Ohio. 

Cotterman Francis, Farmersville,' Montgomery co.,Ohio. 

Cover J. I., New'Geneva, Fayette co., Pa. 

Cox Samuel M., Sabbath Rest, Blair co., Pa. 

Cripe D. C, Poplar Grove, Howard co., Ind. 

Cripc Jacob, " " *' " 

Cripe George, Warsaw, Kosciusko co., Ind. 

Cripe Isaac, Pyrmont, Carroll co., Ind. 

Cripe Jos., Salem, Marion co., 111. 

Cripe James, Liberty Mills, Wabash co.,Ind. 

Crissman John, Horton, Indiana co., Pa. 

Croe Levi, Chauncey, Athens, co., Ohio. 

Crouse G. W., Oak Hill, Fayette co., W. Va. 

Crosswhite Jesse, Jonesborough, Wash, co., Tenn. 

Crumpacker Ab., Blackburg, Montgomery co., Va. 

Crumpacker Peter, " " " 

Crumrine J. R., Somerset, Wabash co.,*End. 

Crumrine N. W-, " " " 

Crumrine John, " " " 

Culler David, Denmark, Owen co.,Ind. 

Culp Frederick, Burnett's Station, Johnson co., Mo. 

Custer Jacob, Hollowtown, Highland co., Ohio. 

Custer Isaiah, Dunbarton, Adams co., Ohio 

Custer C.; 475 Franklin Si., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Danner John, E. Liberty Mills, Bedford co., Va. 

Danner Henry, Astoria, Fulton co., 111. 

Danner Jesse, Summum, " •* 

Darst B. F., Zimmerman, Greene co., Ohio. 

Darst John, Troy, Miami co., Ohio. 

Davis C, Dunkirk, Jay co., Ind. 

Davis Wm., Maryland, Ogle co., 111. 

Davy H. D., Casstown, Miami co., Ohio. 

Deardorff Daniel, Franklin Grove, Lee co., 111. 

Deardorff A. M., " «• «• " 

Deeter W. R., Royerton, Delaware co., Ind. 

Deeter Absalom, Marshalltown, Marshall co., Iowa. 

Delp Jacob, Kent, Stephenson co., 111. 

Derrick David D., Rogersville, Hawkins co., Tenn. 

Detrick Abram, Salem, Montgomery co., Ohio. 

Dickey A. L., Ashland, Ashland co., Ohio. 



Dickey L. H,, Fostoria, Seneca co., Ohio. • 

Diehl C. H., Jonesborough, Washington co., Tenn. 

Diehl J. B., Adel, Dallas co., Iowa. 

Diehl J. W., Panora, Guthrie co., Iowa. 

Digman Thomas B., Thornton, Taylor co., W. Va. 

Dill Philip, Newtonia. Newton co., Kan. 

Dobbins J. T., Wolcott, White co., Ind. 

Domer Jacob, Wawaka, Noble co., Ind. 

Dove F. W., Jonesborough, Washington co., Tenn. 

Drake Nathaniel, Inwood, Marshall co., Ind. 

Driver Samuel, New Hope, Augusta co., Va. 

Dunkin U., Floyd C. H., Floyd co., Va. 

Durst Jno. R., Shade Mills, Allegheny co., Md. 

Early John, Auretia, Cherokee co., Iowa. 

Early David, Lima, Allen co., Ohio. 

Ebert John L., Greenland, Grant co., W. Va. 

Ebersole J. P. Fostoria, Seneca co., Ohio. 

Eby Joseph, Merriam, Noble co., Ind. 

Eby Enoch, Lena, Stephenson co., 111. 

Eby Isaac, New Germantown, Perry co., Pa. 

Eby Benjamin, Manheim, Lancaster co., Pa. 

Eby David, Lena, Stephenson co., 111. 

Edgecomb R,, Cerro Gordo, Piatt co., 111. 

Eckerman Dan., Middle Springs, Cumberland co., Pa. 

Edmister Warden, Mt. Vernon, Knox co., Ohio. 

Eicher John K., Ridgeview, Westmoreland co., Pa. 

Eikenberry John, Mexico, Miami co., Ind. 

Eikenberry J. E., Green, Butler co., Iowa. 

Eikenberry J. F, " " «< 

Eikenberry Isaac, Flora, Carroll, co., Ind. 

Eikenberry Josiah, Gratis, Preble co., Ohio. 

Eiler Samuel, Beaver Dam, Kosciusko co., Ind. 

Elam William, Mulberry Grove, Bond co., 111. 

Eller J. W., Big Lick, Roanoke co., Va. 

Elliot Jos. M., Marion Center, Marion co., Kan. 

Ellis John, Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah co., Va. 

Ellison H., Auburn, DeKalb co., Ind. 

Ellis Benjamin, Green, Butler co., Iowa*. 

Emmert Jno. J., Mt Carroll, Carroll co., 111. 

Emmert Michael, Mt Morris, Ogle co., 111. 

Erb Jacob, Lone Tree, Johnson co., Iowa, 

Eshleman John, Woodbury, Bedford co., Pa. 

Eshleman J. H. Batavia, Jefferson co., Iowa. 

Eshleman Jacobs Centreville, Crawford co., Pa. 

Etter William, Chambersburg, Franklin co., Pa. 

Etter David, Union Deposit, Dauphin co., Pa. 

Etter John, Palmyra, Lebanon co., Pa. 

Fataray Fred., Jones' Mills, Westmoreland co., Pa. 

Fesler G. W., Anderson, Madison co., Ind. 

Fike A., German Settlement, Preston co., W. Va. 

Fike S. A., " " " " 

Fike Moses," " " ix 

Fillmore J. H., Harlan, Shelby co., Iowa. 

Fillmore John, New Market, Frederick co., Md. 

Fishel J. H. Arispie, Pottawattomie co., Kan. 

Fisher Perry, Mexico, Miama co., Ind. 

Fisher Isaac, " " ** 

Fitz John, Panora, Guthrie co., Iowa. 

Fitzgerald John, Bealington, Barbour co., W. Va. 

Fleshman And., Lindside, Monroe co., W. Va. 

Fleshman Elijah " " »«■ 

Flory Joel, Gogginsville, Franklin co., Va. 

Flory Jacob, " " '« 

Flory Jacob, Delphi, Carroll co., Ind. 

Flory Abraham, " " " 

Flory Henry, Defiance, Defiance co., Iowa. 

Flory J. S. Buffalo, Weld co., Colorado. 

Flory Abram, Salem, Columbiana co., Ohio. 

Flory David, Gratis, Preble co., Ohio. 



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Flory Samuel, South English, Keokuk co., Iowa. 

Flory B. F., 

Flory Christian, Willow Springs, Douglas co., Kan. 

Flory John, Bridgewater, Rockingham co., Va. 

Foglesanger J. R., Shippensburg Cumberland co., Pa. 

Foglesanger D., " " " 

Ford Albert, Mallet Creek Medina co., Ohio. 

Forney C, Falls City, Richardson co., Neb. 

Forney Jno. Sr., " " M 

Forney Edmond, Polo Ogle co., 111. 

Forney Henry, Hudson, McLean co., III. 

Forney Peter, Vinton, Benton co., Iowa. 

Forney Michael, Parkersburg, Richland co., III. 

Forney S. M., " " 

Forrer Sam., Stewart's Drift, Augusta co., Va. 

Forrer John, " " " " 

Fortner Chas., (colored), Lindside, Monroe co., W. Va. 

Faust Jeremiah, Jones' Mills, Westmoreland co., Pa. 

Fowler Marcus, Yellow Cre^k, Stephenson co., 111. 

Foltz Thomas, Rainsborough, Highland co., Ohio. 

Foltz Samuel, Parkersburg, Richland cb., 111. 

Frame Gabriel, Elkhart, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Franklin Wm. H., Sam's Creek, Carroll co., Md. 

Frantz J. L., DeGraff, Logan co., Ohio. 

Frantz David, Cerro Gordo, Piatt co., 111. 

Frantz Mathias, Ladoga, Montgomery co., Ind. 

Frantz Aaron, Northampton, Clark co., Ohio. 

Frantz John, New Carlisle, Stark co., Ohio. 

Frantz Nicholas, Manchester, Dearborn co., Ind. 

Freed Peter, Dunkirk, Hardin co., Ohio. 

Freeman D. R., Winamac, Pulaski co., Ind. 

Friedley John. Harrisville, Ritchie co.. W. Va. 

Fritz John, Richland, Keokuk co., Iowa. 

Fry Levi, Indiana, Indiana co., Pa. 

Fry Daniel, Falls City, Richardson co., Neb, 

Fry Daniel, Mt Carroll, Carroll co., 111. 

Fry Enoch, Pendleton, Madison co., Ind. 

Fryfogle Benj., Innfield, Eaton co., Mich. 

Fultz Sam, Boonsborough, Washington co., Md. 

Funderburg George, Donnelsville, Clark co., Ohio. 

Funderburg Jacob, Laketon, Wabash co., Ind. 

Funk A. L., Shirley sburg, Huntingdon cb., Pa. 

Funk John, Ripon, San Joaquin co., Cal. 

Funk Peter, Polo, Ogle co., 111. 

Furry Leonard, New Enterprise, Bedford co., Pa. 

Gable John, Lost Nation, Clinton co., Iowa. 

Gainer Solomon, Meadowville, Barbour co., W. Va. . 

Gans John, Lost Nation, Clinton co., Iowa. 

Garber Martin, New Hope, Augusta co., Va. 

Garber Samuel, dec'd., State Center, Marshall co.",Iowa. 

Garber Michael, New Hope, Augusta co., Va. 

Garber Michael Alton a, Polk co., Iowa^ 

Garber S. A., Leon, Decatur co., Iowa." 

Garber Solomon, Bridgewater,, Rockingham co., Va. 

Garber Samuel, New Lebanon, Montgomery co., Ohio. 

Garber D. H., Batavia, Jefferson co., Iowa. 

Garber Abram, Romeo, Greene co., Tenn. 

Garber Levi, Mt. Sidney, Augusta co., Va. 

Garber A. B., " " " 

Garber Joel, Centre Creek, Jasper co., Mo. 

Garman John H., Sinking Springs, Highland co., Ohio. 

Garst Henry, Pleasant Hill, Cumberland co., Tenn. 

Garver Jacob, Trotwood, Montgomery co., Ohio. 

Garver Jacob, Lattasburg, Wayne co., Ohio. 

Garver John, Streator, LaSalle Co., 111. 

Garver J. B„ Allen, Cumberland co., Pa. 

Garver Jos., Congress, Wayne co., Ohio. 

Garver George, Dayton, Montgomery co., Ohio. 

Garver Samuel, Chatham Center, Medina co., Ohio. 



George D. W., Ridgeville, Mineral co., W. Va. 
George Wm., " ll u 

.Gephart John W., Cornell, Livingston co., 111. 
Gerlach David, Mt. Joy, Lancaster co., Pa. 
Gibble Isaac, Auburn, Sangamon co., 111. 
Gibble J. B., Litiz Lancaster co., Pa. 
Gibbon D., New Market, Fiederick co., Md. 
Gibson Javan, Stirrup Grove, Macdupin co., 111. 
Gibson C.C., Girard, Macoupin co., 111. 
Gibson D. B., Plattsburg, Clinton co., Mo. 
Gilbert Ezra, West Alexandria, Preble co., Ohio. 

Gillespie , Walkersville, Lewis co., W. Va, 

Gipe Joseph, Chamberburg, Franklin co., Pa, 
Gish Henry, Camden, Carroll co., Ind. 
Gish James R., Secor, Woodford co., 111. 
Gish George W., Roanoke Woodford co., III. 
Gish Wm., Cook's Ford, Jefferson co., Kan. 
Glenn Chambers E., Portland, Preston co., W. Va. 
Glick Joel, Mound City, Holt co., Mo. 
Glick John, Falls City, Richardson co., Neb. 
Glick Joseph, Mound City, Linn co., Kan. 
Glick Daniel, Flag Springs, Andrew co., Mo. 
Glock John G., Augwick Mills, Huntingdon co., Pa. 
Glotfelty Michael, Libortyville, Jefferson co., Iowa. 
Gnagy Joel, Meyersdale, Somerset co„ Pa., 
Gochnour Benj.. Conemaugh, Cambria co., Pa. 
Goldinger David, Craigsville Armstrong, co., Pa. 
Golly Abraham, Waynesboro, Franklin co., Pa. 
Good D. F. ' " " 

Good M. J. Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah co., Va, 
Goodman John W., Woburn, Bond co., 111. 
Goshorn R. R., Hausertown, Owen co., Ind, 
Gottwals Jacob Z,, Oaks, Montgomery co.. Pa. 
Gottwals John, Norristown, Pa. 
Gouchnour H. C, Waterloo, Black Hawk co., Iowa. 
Graybill Jonas, Amsterdam, Botetourt co., Va. 
Graham Thomas,Beatrice, Gage co., Neb. 
Graham David, Farmland, Randolph co., Iud. 
Gray John, " " " 

Gray Thomas, York, York co., Pa., 
Gray Tazewell, Lancaster, Schuyler co., Mo. 
Gray E. D. Limestone Depot, Washington co., Tenn. 
Graybill Samuel, Manheim, Lancaster co., Pa. 
Groesbeck Wm., Afton. Union co., Iowa, 
Groff Joseph, Painter Creek, Darke co., Ohio. 
Grossnickle David, Ladiesburg, Frederick co., Md. 
Grossnickle G., North Manchester, Wabash co., Ind. 
Grove George W., Mt. Carroll, Carroll co., 111. 
Grover Charles, Belington, Barbour co., W. Va. 
Grow J. B., Hackleman, Grant co , Ind. 
Gump William, Keystone, Wells co., Ind. 
Gump Jeremiah, Huntertown, Allen co., Ind. 
Gump Jacob, ' '" " " 

Haas Jno., Fox, Ray co., Iowa. 
Hackman Jacob, Oregon, Lancaster eo., Pa. 
Hale John H., Bridgewater, Rockingham co., Va. 
Hall Larken,, Marshalltown, Marshall co., Iowa. 
Halteman Samuel, Morrison, Whitestde co., 111. 
Ham Solomon D., Astoria, " M 

Hamilton Heil, Erwin, Howard co., Ind. 
Hamilton Jacob, Guthrie Station, Guthrie co., Iowa. 
Hamilton Wm. H., Zanesville, Wells co., Ind. 
Hamilton Marvin, Markle, Huntington co., Ind. 
Hanawait J. R., McVeytown, Mifflin co., Pa. 
Hanawalt John S., • " " «« 

Hanawait Geo., " " «« 

Hanawalt Isaac, Monticello, White co., Ind. 
Hanline Jos., Greenland, Grant go., W. Va. 
Harader C, Newtonia, Newton co., Mo. 



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Harader Daniel, Newtonia, Newton co., Mo. 

Harader A., Mt. Etna, Adams co., Iowa. 

Hardman Joseph, Middlebury, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Harley Jonas, Harleysville, Montgomery co., Pa. 

Harley Samuel, '' " ' " " 

Harley Samuel, Ephrata, Lancaster co., Pa. 

Harley Benj , Royer's Ford, Montgomery co., Pa. 

Harley John, Pottstown, (i " 

Harlacher John, Mulberry, York co., Pa. 

Harlacher John, " " " 

Harman Geo., Hagerstown, Washington co., Md. 

Harman Asa, Day's Store, Randolph co., W. Va. 

Harmon B. J., Agency City, Wapello co., Iowa. 

Harnish Jacob, New Bloornfield, Perry co., Pa. 

Harper Addison, Harden, Ray co.. Mo. 

Harris Wm., Inland, Cedar co., Iowa. 

Harris James P., Newtonia, Newton co., Mo. 

Harris James, " " '■'■•. 

Harry Romulus, Princeton, Mercer co., W. Va. 

Harshey Isaac, Neosho Falls, Woodson co., Kan. 

Harshey John, Warrensburg, Johnson Co., Mo. 
Harshey Daniel, Mahomet, Champaign co., 111. 
Harshey Emmanuel, Gettysburg, Darke co., Ohio. 

Harshberger J. W., Girard, Macoupin co., 111. 
Harshberger John, Johnstown, Cambria co., Pa. 
Harshberger J. J., Cross Keys, Rockingham co., Va. 

Harshberger Henry, Everett, Bedford co , Pa. 

Harshberger Henry, Salem, Marion co., 111. 

Harter Israel, dee'd. North Manchester, Wabash co.,Ind. 

Harter David, New Madison, Darke co., Ohio. 

Hartman Christian, Mt. Meridian, Augusta co , Va. 

Hartsough Daniel, Maxville, Perry co., Ohio. 

Hartzler Wm., Elizabethtown, Lancaster co., Pa. 

Hate John H., Bridgewater, Rockingham co., Va. 

Hauger Jacob S., Milledgeville, Carroll co., 111. 

Haughtelin J. D., Panora, Guthrie co., Iowa. 

Hawser Joseph, Buckhannon, Upshur co., W. Va. 

Hays Daniel, Moor's Store, Shenandoah co., Va. 

Hays J. S., Fox, Ray co., Mo. 

Haywood Nathan, Eaton, Preble co., Ohio. 

Heater Noah, Rochester, Fulton co., ind. 

Heckler Jesse Y., Mt. Carroll, Carroll co., 111. 

Heckman Kaylon, LaPlace, Piatt co., 111. 

Heeter Wesley, Lumberport, Harrison co., W. Va. 

Heinly Daniel, Antioch, Huntington co., Ind. 

Heifer P., Mansfield, Richland co., Ohio. 

Helman A., Bradford Junction. Miami co., Ohio. 

Helton Austin, Boon's Creek, Washington co., Tenn. 

Helton Hardin P., Greasy Creek, Floyd co., Va. 

Hendricks Noah, Fremont, Sandusky co., Ohio. 

Hendricks Joseph, Cerro Gordo, Piatt co., 111. 

Hensel Ananias, Martz, Clay co., Ind. 

Herman Michael, Brooklyn, Poweshiek co., Iowa. 

Herr John, Meyerstown, Lebanon co., Pa. . 

Hertzler John, Bethel, Berks co., Pa. 

Hertzler Wm., Elizabethtown, Lancaster co., Pa. 

Hess John H., Freedonia, Wilson co., Kan. 

Hess Moses, Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Hershberger Wm. R., Ladoga, Montgomery co., Ind, 

Hetrick J. P., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Heyser Emmanuel, Madison, Morgan co., Ga. 

Hiatt Jacob, Summitviile, Madison co., Ind. 

Hiatt Elihu, Rigdon, ** » " 

Hier Isaac, Troiwood, Montgomery co., Ohio. 

Highberger Jac, Sharpsburg, Washington co., Tenn, 

Hilbert James, Locust Mount, *' '< 

Hildebraud Steph., Mineral Point, Cambria co., Pa. 

Hildebrand David, Conemaugh, H " 

Hilkey James E„ Holling, Douglas co., Kan. 



Hillery Lemuel, Shannon, Carroll co., 111. 

Hillery Jeremiah, Marshalltown, Marshall co., Iowa. 

Himes Levi, Rogersville, Henry co., Ind. 

Hipe William, Lime Spring, Howard co., Iowa. 
Hire Absalom, Palestine, Crawford co., 111. 

Hixson Armanus J., Highland, Highland co., Ohio. 

Hobbs C. L., Plattsburg, Clinton co., Mo. 

Hochstettlcr Henry P., Davidsville, Somerset co., Pa. 

Hochstettler Abr., Waterloo. Black Hawk co., Iowa. 

Hochstettler D., Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Hochstetler Josiah, Mt. Hope, Holmes co., Ohio. 

Hodgden Sydney, Galesburg, Neosho co., Kan. 

Hoff Henry, Dughill, Carroll co., Md. 

Hoffert ,Miliville, Hocking co., Ohio. 

Hoke Jonas. Leetonia, Columbiana co., Ohio. 

Holdeman Christian, New Pittsburg, Wayne co., Ohio. 

Holler George, Dayton, Montgomery co., Ohio. 

Holler C, Ozawkie, Jefferson co., Kan. 

Holler John, Hagerstown, Wayne co., Ind. 

Hol'inger Joseph, Baehmansville, Dauphin co., Pa. 

Hollinger Jacob, " " » 

Hollinger Daniel, Srrinestown, York co., Pa. 

Hollinger Daniel, White House, Cumberland co., Pa 

Hollinger Jacob, " " *< " 

HolsiDger D. M., Clover Creek, Blair co., Pa. 

Holsinger Daniel, Marion, Linn co.. Iowa. 

Holsinger H. R., Berlin, Somerset co., Pa. 

Holsinger John, Luray, Henry co., Ind. 

Holsing John S., Alum Bank, Bedford co. f Pa. 

Holsopple Joseph, Indiana, Indiana co., Pa. 

Holsopple Jacob, Geistown, Cambria co., Pa. 

Holzberry J. H., Corinth, Barbour co., W, Va. 

Hook John L., Selbysport, Garrett co., Md. 

Hoover Cyrup, Smithville Station, Wayne co., Ohio. 

Hoover George, Sulphur Springs, Henry co., Ind-. 

Hoover John, 4 ' '' '« " 

Hoover Emmanuel, Webster, Darke co., Ohio. 

Hoover E., Bradford Junction, Miami co., Ohio. 
Hoover ^Elias, Rock Falls, Dunn co., Wis. 
Hoover George A., Graceham, Frederick co., Md. 
Hoover George, Mechanicstown, " " 

Hoover Jos., Middlebury, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Hoover Joseph J., Marlborough, Starke co., Ohio. 
Hoover John, Bnffalo, Dallas co., Mo. 
Hoover Tobias, Chatham Center, Medina co., Ohio. 
Hoover Jacob, Hagerstown, Wayne oo., Ind. 
Hoover Silas, Somerset, Somerset co., Pa. ■ 
Hostettler David, Fish Lake, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Hoppock J. D., Sergeantsville, Hunterdon co., N. J. 
Hornish John, Defiance, Defiance co., Ohio. 
Horning Wm. E., Morrison, Whiteside co., 111. 
Horning J. P., Hutsonville, Crawford co.. III. 
Horn Elijah, Roseville, Muskingum co., Ohio. 
Horner D. D., Jones' Mills, Westmoreland co., Pa. 
Houchmour F., East Berlin, Adams co., Pa. 
Houser Joseph, Buckhannon, Upshur co., W. Va. 
How William, Maitland, Mifflin co., Pa. 
Howard Isaiah, Cologne, Delaware co,, Ind, 
Hudson Harrison, Somerset, Wabash co., Ind. 
Huff John, Knobnoster, Johnson co., Wo. 
Huffard David A., Prince William, Carroll co.. Ind. 
Huffert John, Sugar Grove, Fairfield co., Ohio. 
Huffman John, Marksville, Page co., Va. 
Hunsbarger S. A , Hamilton, Caldwell co., Mo. 
Hutchison A., Centre View, Johnson co., Mo. 
Hutchison Samuel J., Oak Hill, Fayette co., W. Va. 
Hutchison Joseph, " " *« u 

Hutchison James, Lindside, Monroe co., W. Va. 
Hyde Robison, Sand Brook, Hunterdon co., N. J. 



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Hyer Leonard, Merriam, Noble co., Ind. 
Hyer Wesly, Columbia City, Whitley co., Ind. 
Hylton H. P., Greasy Creek, Floyd co., Va. 
Hylton J. B., « " 

Hypes Wm„ Preston, Fillmore co., Minn. 
Ikenberry Wm., Waterloo, Black Hawk co., Iowa. 
Ikenberry John, Purple Cane, Dodge co., Neb, 
Imler Conrad, Altoona, Blair co., Pa. 
Ingleright And., Buchanan, Berrien co., Mich. 
Irvin George, Golden Corner, Wayne co., Ohio. 
Irvin David, Orrvilleji " ** 

Isenburg Simeon, Ro'gersville, Hawkins co., Tenn. 
Iset John, Grater's Ford, Montgomery co., Pa. 
Iset John, Jpwell City, Jewell co., Kan. 
Iset Allen, Burr Oak, «« • " 

Jacobs H. S., Congress, Wayne co., Ohio. 
Jamagin Isaac W„ Hillsborough, Henry co., Ohio. 
Jewitt George W., Huntington, Huntington co., Ind. 
John Chrissman, Adrian, Armstrong co., Pa. 
Johnson Wm., Rogersville, Tuscarawas co., Ohio. 
Johnston Joseph, Falls City, Richardson co., Neb. 
Johnston Stephen, Vinton, Benton co., Iowa. 
Johnston John, Uniontown, Fayette co., Pa. 
Jones Henry, Pleasant Mound, Bond co., 111. 
Jones Henry, *« " " " 

Kahler Conrad, Canton, Stark co., Ohio. 
Karn Jacob, North Manchester, Wabash co., Ind. 
Karn G., Wheeling, Delaware co., Ind. 
Kauffman Joseph, DeGraff, Logan co., Ohio. 
Kauffman Peter B., East Berlin, Adams co., Pa. 
Kauffman Solomon, Oakland Mills, Juniata co., Pa. 
Kauffman William, Cocolamus, " " 

Reefer Christian, Hagerstown, Washington co., Md. 
Keim David, St. Peters, Chester co. , Pa. 
Keim Jqsiah, Louisville, Stark co., Ohio. 
Keim Silas C., Elk Lick, Somerset co., Pa. 
Keim Jacob S., Centropolis, Franklin co., Kan. 
Reiser Jacob, Primrose, Williams co., Ohio. 
Keith Columbus, Clyde, Cloud co., Kan. 
Keller Henry, North Liberty, Knox co., Ohio. 
Keller Henry, Oceola, Crawford co., Okio. 
Keller Daniel, Dickenson, Cumberland co., Pa. 
Keller G., Peru, Miami co., Ind. 
Kelso Jonathan, Elk Lick, Somerset co., Pa. 
Kelso Jacob, Elderton, Armstrong co., Pa. 
Kelso Simon, " «» " 

Kepner Jacob, Lowell, Kent co., Mich. 
Kern George, Bollevue, Huron co., Ohio. 
Kieffer Jacob, Union Deposit, Dauphin co., Pa. 
Kieffer David, Gilead, Miami co., Ind. 
Kiefer Wm, Congress, Wayne co., Ohio. 
Kilhefner Henry, Ashland, Ashland co., Ohio. 
Kimmel Lewis, Elderton, Armstrong co., Pa. 
Kimmel David, Auburn, Sangamon co., 111. 
Kimmel Michael, Lanark, Carroll co., 111. 
Kimmel John, Brookville, Montgomery co., Ohio. 
Kindig E. D., Fisberville, Augusta co., Va. 
Kindig Jacob J., Benson, Woodford co., 111. 
King Joshua Y., Tuckerton. Berks co., Pa. 
Kingery Christian H., Camden, Carroll co., Ind. 
Kinney George, East Des Moines, Polk co., Iowa. 
Kinsey Jesse, Philipsburg, Jefferson co., Ohio. 
Kinsey N., Thomasborough, Champaign co., 111. 
Kinsey Lewis, Hagerstown, Wayne co., Ind. 
Kinsey Abraham, Bonbrook, Franklin co., Va. 
Kiusey Samuel, Dayton, Miami co., Ohio. 
Kintner Jacob, Brunnersburg, Defiance co., Ohio. 
Kirrlin JohnR., Cowan, Delaware co., Ind. 
Kirk Edwin, Prospectville, Montgomery co., Pa. 



Klepper D. B., Lscust Mount, Washington co., Tenn. 

Klick Samuel, Nevada, Vernon co., Mo. 

Kline Frederick, Bridgewatei, Rockingham co., Va. 

Kline M. B. E., Broadway Depot, «♦ »« 

Kline Daniel R , Rehrersburg, Berks co., Pa. 

Knavel Peter, Scalp Level, Cambria co., Pa. 

Kuisley John, Plymouth, Marshall co., Ind. 

Kob Lewis M., Franklin, Decatur co., Iowa. 

Kollar G. V., New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas co., Ohio. 

Koons Jacob, Pattonsville, Bedford co., Pa. 

Koontz Henry, Waynesborough, Franklin co., Pa. 

Krabill John, West Independence, Hancock co., Ohio. 

Krider Jacob, Huntington, Huntington Co., Ind. 

Krider Tobias, Painter's Creek, Darke co., Ohio. 

Kulp Isaac, Grater's Ford, Montgomery co., Pa. 

Kuns Henry, Milmine, Piatt co., 111. 

Kurtz Jacob H„ New Middletown, Mahoning co., Ohio. 

Lair John, Rolla, Phelps co., Mo. 

Landis Elias, Richfield, Juniata co., Pa. 

Lane James R., Hill Valley, Huntingdon co., Pa. 

Larkins James, Marksville Page co., Va. 

Layman Harvey, Bonbrook, Franklin co., Va. 

Leatherman George, Myersville, Frederick co., Md. 

Leatherman Peter, Middletown, » « 

Leatherman N , Purgitsville, Hampshire CO., W. Va. 

Leedy John, D>ra, Wabash co., Ind. 

Leedy Joseph, Antioch, Huntington co., Ind. 

Leedy Abraham, " " il 

Leer Samuel, Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Leer Jacob, " " " 

Leer Abraham, Morrisonville, Christian co., 111. 

Lehman Jacob, Defiance, Defiance co., Ohio. 

Lehman Joseph C, Franklin. Grove, Lee co., 111. 

Lehman Samuel Jr., " " •' " 

Lehman Henry, Garrison, Benton co., Iowa. 

Lerew J. P., Latimore, Adams co., Pa. 

Lesh Christian, Delphi, Carroll co., Ind. 

Lichty Michael, Falls City, Richardson co., Neb. 

Lichty Jonathan, " " li " 

Lichty Jonas, Elk Lick, Somerset co., Pa. 

Lierly Wm. R., Liberty, Adams co., 111. 

Light H. E., Hempfield, Lancaster co., Pa. 

Lilier James, German Settlement, Preston co., W. Va. 

Lingenfelter Mathias, Canton, Fulton co., 111. 

Lindly Wm., Kokomo, Howard co., Ind. 

Lint C. G„ Myersdale, Somerset co., Pa. 

Loehr F. P., Bloomingdale, VanBuren co., Mich. 

Lohr Samuel, Donegal, Lancaster co., Pa. 

Long David, Fair Play, Washington co., Md. 

Long Joseph R.,Downsville, " " 

Long Jesse, Pioneer, Williams co., Ohio. 

Long Jacob F., Gogginsville, Franklin co., Va. 

Long Christian, Adel, Dallas co., Iowa. 

Long Peter, New Germantown, Perry co., Pa. 

Long George, Lowell, Kent co., Mich. 

Long Samuel A., Mt. Clinton, Rockingham co., Va. 

Long Isaac, Good's Mill, u » 

Long Simon, Dawville, Washington co.", Md. . 

Long Peter, Mongoquinong, LaGrange CO., Ind. 

Long Simon, Bryan, Williams co., Ohio. 

Long Saml., Maryland, Ogle co., 111. 

Longenecker Jacob, Bachmansyillo, Berks CO., Pa. 

Longenecker Noab, North Industry, Stark co., Ohio. 

Longenecker Samuel, Panora, Guthrie co., Iowa. 

Longenecker Daniel, Hunterstown, Adams co., Pa. 

Longenecker Henry, dec'd, Pleasant Hill, Miami co., 0. 

Loose Samuel M., Green Spring. Seneca co., Ohio. 

Losh Barnett, Albion, Edwards co., 111. 

Lowman Jacob, Gratis, Preble co., Ohio. 




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Lugenbeel Wm., Ida, Republic co., Kan. 
Lupoid Sanil, LaGrange, La Grange co., Ind. 
Lutz A. EL, Winslow, Stephenson co., 111. 
Lutz Peter, Libertyville Jefferson co., Iowa. 
Lyon Thomas D., Hudson, Mc Lean co., 111. 

Maddocks T. B., Clover Creek, Blair co.. Pa. 

Mahomey Jacob, Neodesha, Wilson co., Kan. 

Mahoney John W., Yorktown, Delaware co., Ind. 

Malotte Absalom, Webster's Mill, Fulton co., Pa. 

Major Thomas, Greenfield, Highland co., Ohio. 

Mallow W. W., Roxabell, Ross co., Ohio. 

Markley David, Mt Etna, Adams co., Iowa. 

Marquis J. K., Bartonia, Randolph co., Ind. 

Marshall Christopher, Maples, Allen co., Ind. 

Martin C. F., Turner, Du Page co., 111. 

Martin David B., State Centre, Mashall co., Iowa. 

Martin Henry, Lanark, Carroll co., 111. • 

Martin Nicholas, Hagerstown, Washington co., Md. 

Mast Daniel, Chenoa, McLean co., 111. 

Masters Charles, Mountain Cove, Fayette co., W. Va. 

Mattes Solomon, Shannon, Carroll co., 111. 

May Samuel, Eddyville, Wapello CO.. Iowa. 

McClure J. W., Ovid, Madison co., Ind. 

McClure M. J., Anderson, " " 

McCarty Joseph Arcadia, Hamilton co., Ind. 

McElhaney Abraham, Bluffton, Wells co., Ind. 

McClintock John, Liberty, Adams co., 111. 

McMullen James C, Mansfield, Richland co., Ohio. 

Merrill Nathaniel, Elk Lick, Somerset co., Pa. 

Metzgar John W., Edna Mills, Clinton co., Ind. 

Metzgar Stephen, Rossville, ' c< " 

Metzgar Henry, Camden, Carroll co., Ind. 

Metzgar John, Cerro Gordo, Piatt co., 111. 

Metzgar Jacob, Liberty Mills, Kosciusko co., Ind. 

Metzler John, Wakarusa, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Metz Eli, DeWitt, Carroll co , Mo. 

Michael Joseph, Union Centre, Howard co., Kan. 

Michael Wm., Greenland, Grant co., W. Va. 

Miller Andrew, Farmer, York co., Pa. 

Miller Frederick, Cross Keys, Rockingham co., Va. 

Miller R. BE., Ladoga, Montgomery co., Ind. 

Miller S. M., Waterloo, Black Hawk co., Ind. 

Miller Jeremiah, Jones' Mills, Westmoreland co., Pa. 

Miller Jacob, Woodbury, Bedford co., Pa. 

Miller Abraham, Covington, Miami co., Ohio. 

Miller Moses, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland co., Pa. 

Miller Jacob D., Somerset, Somerset co., Pa. 

Miller Joel, Dughill, Carroll co., Md. 

Miller David, Polo, Ogle co., 111. 

Miller Daniel, Upton, Franklin co., Pa. 

Miller Ed. S., Williamsport, Washington co., Md. 

Miller Daniel P., Chambersburg, Franklin co., Pa. 

Miller John, Mt. Sidney, Augusta co., Va. 

Miller Martin P., Spring Creek, Rockingham co., Va. 

Miller Daniel, Mt. Meridan, Augusta co., Va. 

Miller Daniel, Frederic, Bremer co., Iowa. 

Miller Joseph A., Ottobine, Rockingham co., Va. 

Miller M., " " " 

Miller P. M., Lanark, Carroll co., 111. 

Miller 0. W., Warsaw. Ko^in^ko co., Ind. 

Miller Joseph, SangciHville, Rockingham co., 

Miller Jacob, Green Mount, " 

Millar Benjamin, " " 

Miller I&a&c, N., Woodland, Barry co., Mich. 

Miller Isaac, " " " 

Miller Jacob B., Cerro Gordo, Piatt co., 111. 

Miller Stephen P., New Sharon, Mahaska co., 

Miller John A., Bridgewater, Rockingham co. 



Va. 



Iowa. 
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Ind. 



Miller John B., New Paris, Bedford co., Pa. 

Miller Wm. H., Lavansville, Somerset co., Pa. 

Miller John C, Toddville, Linn co., Iowa. 

Miller John H., Milford, Kosciusko co., Ind. 

Miller Jacob, German, Darke co., Ohio. 

Miller Emmanuel, " *' . " 

Miller Daniel, West Alexander, Preble oo., Ohio. 

Miller John, tl " " " 

Miller David, Rushville, Schuyler co., 111. 

Miller John A., Meyersdale, Somerset co., Pa. 

Miler David J., Buckhannon, Upshur co., W. Va. 

Miller Benjamin F., Lanark, Carroll co., 111. 

Miller J. H., Mound City, Holt co., Mo. 

Miller James, South Bend, St. Joseph co., 

Miller Aaron, «' " " 

Miller Wm. " « « ** 

Miller Daniel, North Liberty, " * 

Miller Isaac, La Porte, La Porte co., Ind. 

Miller D. Y., Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Miller M. D., Lanark, Carroll co., III. 

Miller Daniel, Burk's Mills, Augusta co., Va. 

Miller Michael, Cornelia, Johnson co., Mo. 

Miller Samuel T., Centerville, Fairfax co., Va. 

Miller Daniel, Lima, Allen co., Ohio. 

Miller John H., Craig, Holtco., Mo. 

Miller Emmanuel, Corona, Coffey co., Kan. 

Minnich Wm., Somerset, Wabash co., Ind. 

Minnich Michael, Dora, " " 

Minser Mark, Decker's Point, Indiana co., Pa., 

Mishler Jno. B., Mogadore, Summit co. Ohio. 

Moats John W., Altoona, Polk co., Iowa. 

Mohler J. M., Covington, Miama co., Ohio 

Mohler Rudolph, " " ; " 

Mohler Samuel, •* " " 

Mohler John, Goshen, Clermont co., Ohio. 

Mohler Andrew, Chandler, Keokuk co., Iowa. 

Mohler J. S., Urich, Henry co., Mo. 

Mohler Jacob, Maitland, Mifflin co.. Pa. 

Mohler Jno M., Lewistown, " *« 

Mohler J. J., Cornelia, Johnson co., Mo. 

Mohler S. S., 

Mohler J. M., " " " ' 

Mohler Allen, Rossville, Clinton co., Ind. 

Mohler Jno. M., Lewistown, Mifflin co., Pa. 

Molsbee Samuel, Rogersville, Hawkins co., Tenn. 

Molsbee Abraham, Alum Well, Hawkins co., Tenn. 

Moomaw Jacob, North Bend, Dodge co., Neb. 

Moomaw B. F., Bonsack's, Roanoke co., Va. 

Moomaw Jno. C., Cloverdale, ,: " " 

Moomaw Daniel C, Blacksburg, Montgomery co., Va. 

Moore Joseph, Pioneer, Williams co., Ohio. 

Moore Wm., Somerset, Wabash co., Ind. 

Moore P. A., Roanoke, Woodford co., 111. 

Moore Wm. R„ Nora, Jo Daviess co , 111. 

Moore John H., Urbana, Champaign co.. 111. 

Moore Alfred, Boston, Wayne co., Ind. 

Moore Michael, Bremen, Fairfield co., Ohio. 

Moore Elihu, Green, Butler co., Iowa. 

Moyer Abraham, Schaefferstown, Lebanon co., Pa. 

Mumert John, Bradford, Miami co., Ohio. 

Muntis Samuel. Mt. Vernon, Knox co., Ohio. 

Muntz Lewis, Milford,' Kosciusko co., Ind. 

Murray Wm. A., Butler, Richland co., Ohio. 

Murray Samuel, Huntington, Huntington co., Ind., 

Lancaster Box. 
Murray Jacob, Waterloo, Black Hack co., Iowa. 
Murray James, Ryerson's Station, Greene co., Pa. 
Murray John, Quarry, Marshall co., Iowa. 
Murray David, Dayton, Montgomery co„ Ohio. 



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Murray Frederick, Jones' Mills, Westmorelarid co., Pa. 

Murray S. M. Covington, Miami co., Ohio.. 

Mnsselman Samuel, Tipton, Cedar co., Iowa. 

Mnsselman Hiram, Scalp Level, Cambria oo,, Pa. 

Musser Samuel, McVeytown, Mifflin co.. Pa. 

Musser Tobias, Janelew, Lewis co., W. Va. 

Muster P. 0., " " 

Myers Grabili, El Dorado , Blair oo., Pa. 

Myers Abram., Schaefferstown, Lebanon oo., Pa. 

Myers Isaac. Mifflinburg, Union co., Pa. 

Myers Wm. S., Somerset, Somerset co., Pa. 

Myers Tobias, " " *« " 

Myers Peter S., McVeytown, Mifflin co., Pa. 

Myers Abr»ro., " 4< .M «' 

Myers Andrew, Logansville, York co., Pa. 

Myers Jonathan. Alameda, Alameda co.,*Cal„ 

Myers Joseph, Bareville, Lancaster co., Pa. 

Myers Saml. R., •« " " « 

Myers Christian, Farmer's Grove, Juniata co., Pa. 

Myers George S., Lewistown, Mifflin co., Pa. 

Myers George, Wade's Branch, Miama co., Kan. 

Myers Martin, Lanark, Carroll co., 111. 

Myers Henry, Milledgeville, *' '* " 

Myers Joseph, Fandon, McDonough co., 111. 

Myers J.hn L., " *' f " 

Myers Geo. W., Hartleton, Uuion co.. Pa. 

Myers Jos., Sterling, Whiteside co., 111. 

Myers J. T., 1012 Marshall St Phila. 

Myers Setb, HjII Valley, Huntingdon co., Pa. 

Myers Samuel, New Market, Shenandoah co., Va. 

Myers Samuel, Adamsboro, Cass co., lnd. 

Myers Daniel, Rowlesburg, Preston co., W. Va. 

My*>rs Joseph, Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland oo., Pa. 

Myers Jesse, Laketou, Wabash co., Ind. 

Myers Isaac C, Green Mount, Rockingham co., Va. 

Waff Daniel, Naff's, Franklin co., Va. 

Naff Isaac, .Auburn, Sangamon co , 111. 

Fair Thos. J., Oakland, Garrett co., Md. 

Nail Joseph, Gogginsville, Franklin co., Va. 

Nead Peter, Dayton, Montgomery co,, Ohio. 

Nead D. R. C, Stirrup Grove, Macoupin co., 111. 

Neff Abrain., Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah co., Va. 

Neff Daniel, New Paris, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Neff Isaac, Gogginsville, Franklin co., Va. 

Neff John. Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah co., Va. 

NeffB W., " 4 > '< «« «♦ 

Neff Abraham, Syracuse, Kosciusko co., Ind. 

Neff John, d»c'd, Leesburg, " " u 

Neff David, Roann, Wabash co., Ind. 

NetfRer.j., !* M «.« " 

Negley Jacob, Farmington, Fulton co., IJ1. 

Negley Jacob, Ottawa, Franklin co , Kan. 

Neher Samuel, Blue Lick, Allen co , Ohio. 

Neber Andrew, Salem, Marion co., 111. 

Neher Daniel, ik " •« " 

Neher Martin, La Place, Piatt co., 111. 

Neisley David, Allen, Cumberland co., Pa. 

Ness Christian, Logansville, York co., Pa. 

Newcomer Melchor, Mt. Morris, Ogle co., I1L 

Newcomer P. S., Boonsboro, Washington co., Md. 

Newecmer Emmanuel, Adeline, Ogle co., 111. 

Newcomer J. S., Columbia, Lancastsr co., Pa. 

Newcomer John, .V'ountville, " '* " 

Newcomer John, Middle Spring, Cumberland co., Pa. 

Nice Wm , Harleysville, Montgomery co.. Pa. 

Nichey B. F., Carlisle, Cumberland co., Pa. 

Nicholson John. Danville, Knox co*, Ohio. 

Nininger Peter. Sr., Amsterdam, Botetourt oo., Va. 

Nofl&inger Wm., Defiance, Defiance co., Ohio. 



Numer A. C, Marmaton, Bourbon co., Kan. 
Oaks P. R., Osborn, DeKalb co., Mo. 
Ober David, Onberg, Indiana co., Pa. 
Oblinger Samuel, Morristown, Rice co., Minn. 
Ogg Joseph, Granger, Fillmore co., Minn. 
Oiler Jacob F., Waynesborough, Franklin co., Pa. 
Oltiser Elias, Floyd C. H., Floyd co., Va. 
Omert Noah, Osceola, St. Clair co., Mo. 
Overholfzer Peter, Ott, Coos c>., Oregon. 
Palmer Harrison, Cleopatra, Mercer co., Mo. 
Palmer Wm., Dresden, Poweshiek co., Iowa. 
Pannebaker Wm., Honey Grove, Juniata co., Pa. 
Patten John, Kent, Stephenson co., 111. 
Patter Thomas, West Lima, Richland co., Wis. 
Patter John, " " <• <« ", <« 

Paul Henry, Huntington, Huntington co., Ind. 
Peck Samuel J., Lanark, Carroll co., 111. 
Pence J. B., Limestone, Washington co., Tenn. 
Peters Amos, La Paz, Marshall co., Ind. 
Peters Abram, Gogginsville, Franklin co., Va. 
Peters Joel," Bonbrook, «* «< «< 

Peters Daniel, Boon's Mill, " ** '< 

Peters Owen, Morrisonville, Christian co., 111. 
Peters Wm., Seven Fountains, Shenandoah co., Va. 
Petry Samuel, Good's Mill, Rockingham co., Va. 
Pfoutz Abraham, Cross Kill. Berks co., Pa. 
Pfoutz Isaac, Johnsville, Frederick co., Md. 
Pfoutz C. L., Gettysburg, Adams co., Pa. 
Phiel Samuel, Webster, Kosciusko co., Ind. 
Phiel Adam, St. Thomas, Franklin co.', Pa. 
Phiel Abraham, ?« " " <« 

Pierce Wm., Arcadia, Hamilton co., Ind. 
Pisel Jacob, Accident, Allegheny co., Md. 
Pipinger John, Monomonee, Dunn co., Wis. 
Pittlnger John, Spencer Centre, Medina co., Ohio. 
Plaine D. H., Bonsack's, Roanoke co., Va. 
Pool John, Prairie City, McDonough co., 111. 
Pope Jonathan, W. Morefield, Hardy co., W. Va. 
Popejoy Emmanuel, Bluffton, Wells co., Ind. 
Porter Powell, Salem, Jewell co., Kan. 
Poulson Israel, Ringoes* Hunterdon co., N. J. 
Provost Wm., Milledgeville, Carroll co., 111. 
Pullen Wm. H., Parkersbnrg. Richland co., Pa. 
Price Isaac, Schuylkill. Chester co., Pa. 
Price Isaac, Pleasant Hill, Miama co., Ohio. 
Price Jacob, Waynesborough, Franklin co., Pa. 
Price David E., Mt. Morris, Ogle co., 111. 
Price William, Cocalico, Lancaster co., Pa. 
Price Henry, Harleysville, Montgomery co., Pa. 
Price Jonas, Hatfield, »' " « 

Price John R., Pottstown, " " «' 

Priddy David, Ozawkie, Jefferson co., Kan. 
Priddy Jacob, s*I " " <« 

Province David, Columbia, Boone co., Mo. 
Provont Wm., Lanark, Carroll co., 111. 
Prowanoe John W., Farmington, Marion co , W. Va, 
Puterbaugh S., Woodington, Darke co., Ohio. 
Puterbaugh David, Lanark, Carroll co.', 111. 
Puterbaugh Geo., Elkhart, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Puterbaugh Amsey, •* • •' «< " 

Quiuter James, Myersdale, Somerset co., Pa. 
Quinn Wm. H., Tyrone, Blair co., Pa. 
Rambow Geo., Doud Station, Van Buren co.,lowa 
Ratfensperger Levi, Nachusa, Lee co., 111. 
Reckner Joseph, Markleysburg, Fayette co., Pa. 
Reed Samuel, Progress, » <« « 

Reed Cornelius, Floyd C. H., Floyd co., Va. 
Reed Isaac, " " «< ' «« 

Reed Ross E., Eaeton, Monongalia co., W. Va. 




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Reed Samuel, Progress, Dauphin co., Pa. 

Reed Amos, Haddam, Washington co., Kan. 

Renner Isaac, Ladiesburg, Frederick co., Md. 

Replogle Martin, Unionville, Appanoose co., Iowa. 

Replogle Abram., u " " " 

Replogle Jos. Z., Waterside, Bedford co., Pa. 

Replogle J. B., Woodbury, " «« " 

Replogle David, Rogersville, Henry co., Ind. 

Reynolds W. W., Uniontoivn, Bourbon co., Kan. 

Richard A., Woodstock, Shenandoah co., Va. 

Richard Jacob, Maurertown, " " " 

Richardson Scotc, Millgrove, Blackford co.. Ind. 

Richey Abraham, Snllivan, Moultrie co., 111. 

Riddle Samuel, High Point, Decatur co., Iowa. 

Ridenour John, Garrison, Ben-ton co., Iowa 

Ridenour John, Vinton, " " " 

Ridenour, Jas. A. Clifton Mills, Preston co., W. Va. 

Rider Jacob, Elizabethtown, Lancaster co., Pa. 

Rife Jacob, Boston, Wayne co., Ind. 

Rife John, Burnettsville, White co., Ind. 

RifFe John R., Weston, Lewis co., W. Va. 

Rinehart David, Duffield, Jefferson co., W. Va. 

Rinehart Abram, Walton, Cass co., Ind. 

Rinehart John, Erving, Howard co., Ind. 

Riner Samuel, Oak Hill, Fayette co., W. Va. 

Riner Jac. K., Line Lexington, Montgomery co., Pa. 

Rinker George S., Middletown, Frederick co., Va. 

Rinker Joseph, Bernadotte, Fulton co.. 111. 

Rinker Nicholas, Oakland, Garrett co., Ind. 

Risser Joseph, Bradford Junction, Miami co., Ohio. 

Ritchey Wm., Everett, Bedford co., Pa. 

Rittenhouse David, Morrison, Whiteside co., Ill, 

Rittenhouse David, Pioneer, Williams co., Ohio. 

Rittenhouse Joseph, Easton, Talbot co., Md. 

Ritterman Gabriel, Montpelier, Blackford co., Ind. 

Roadcap Martin, Luray, Page co., Va. 

Roberts C. P. L., Waterloo, Black Hawk co., Iowa. 

Roberts J. H., Ott, Coos co., Oregon. 

Robey Wm. H., River Falls, Pierce co., Wis. 

Rodgers Gid., Alum Bank, Bedford co., Pa. 

Roland David, Clay Lick, Franklin " " 

Roop David, Attica, Seneca co., Ohio. 

Roop Israel, " " " u 

Roop Christian, Bareville, Lancaster co,. Pa. 

Roop Jesse, Linganore, Frederick co., Md. 

Root C. C, Mirable, Caldwell co., Mo. 

Root John, Ott, Coos co., Oregon. 

Root Andrew, Ozawkie, Jefferson co., Kan. 

Root John A., " " " 

Rosenberger I. J., Gilboa, Putnam co., Ohio. 

Rosenberger Daniel, " " " " 

Rothermel Jer., Temple, Berks co., Pa, 

Rothenberger G. P.,Boydston's Mills, Kosciusko co.,Ind. 

Rothenberger Daniel, ** " " " 

Rothrock David, Hazel Dell, Cumberland co., 111. 

Rowland D. W., Westminster, Carroll co., Md. 

Rowland Abraham, Hagerstown, Washington co., Md. 

Royer Christian, Greencastle, Franklin co., Pa. 

Royer Jesse, Eaton, Preble co., Ohio. 

Royer J. G., Monticello, White co., Ind. 

Royer Charles, Mifflinburg, Union co., Pa. 

Rudy Isaac L., Nankin, Ashland co., Ohio. 

Rule Harrison, Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Rupel David, Norlh Liberty, St. Joseph co., Ind. 

Rupel Andrew, " " " " " 

Rupp Christ., East Earl, Lancaster co., Pa. 

Rush John, Yellow Creek, Bedford co., Pa. 

Rush J. B., Morgan's Glade, Preston co., W. Va. 

Sadler Wm., Nankin, Ashland co., Ohio. 



Sadler John, Line Springs, Howard co., Iowa. 
Sala G. W., Montpelier, Blackford co., Ind. 
Sanger Samuel F., Bridgewater, Rockingham co., Va. 
Sawyer H. H., Claytonville, Brown co., Kan. 
Sayler D. P., Double Pipe Creek, Carroll co., Md. 
Sayler D. R., " ■« » " '? 

Sayler Daniel K., Johnsville, Frederick " " 
Sayler Henry, " i* ««..«< 

Schrack John C, Somerset, Somerset co., Pa. 
Schrock George, Berlin, " " ii 

Schultz Joshua, Maquoketa, Jackson co., Iowa. 
Secrist Caleb, Home, Indiana co., Pa. 
Seibert John, State .Centre, Marshall co., Iowa. 
Sell Brice, Newry, Blair co., Pa. 
Sell James A., " " " m 
Sell Joseph, Myersdale, Somerset co., Pa. 
Sell Daniel D.. Plattsburg, Clinton co., Mo. 
Sell W. B., Martinsville, Harrison co., Mo. 
Sell Abraham, " " «■ " 

Sellars John, Bourbon, Marshall co., Ind. 
Senseney A. H., Uniontown, Carroll co., Md. 
Sieber Solomon, Thompsontown, Juniata co., Pa. 
Sergon Stephen, Jonesville, Lee co., Va. 
Shaffer Samuel, Mineral Point, Cambria co., Pa. 
Shamberger Jacob, Becklysville, Baltimore co., Md. 
Shamberger John, Greyham, Nodaway co., Mo. 
Shank John, Kendallville, Van Buren co., Mich. 
Shank John, Greencastle, Franklin co., Pa. 
Sharp S. Z., Maryville, Blount co., Tenn. 
Shaver S. A., Maurertown, Shenandoah co., Va. 
Shaver E. B., " « " 

Shaver George, " " « «« 

Shaver Peter, Valley Furnace, Barbour co., W. Va. 
Shellenberger D., Covington, Miami co., Ohio. 

Shellenbarger , Clayton, Montgomery co., Ohio. 

Shepler Abram, Peru, Miami oo., Ind. 

Sherfey Joel, Jonesborough, Wayne co., Tenn. 

Sherfey Joseph, Gettysburg, Adams co., Pa. 

Sherfey S. S., Johnson City, Washington oo., Tenn. 

Shideler Daniel, Majenica, Huntington co., Ind. 

Shideler Henry, Martz, Clay co., Ind. 

Shirk Isaac W., Ephrata, Lancaster oo., Pa. 

Shirk Jacob B., Polsgrove, Carroll co.. 111. 

Shively John E., Peru, Miami co., Ind. 

Shively Joel, Oceola, St. Joseph co., Ind. 

Shively David, Bourbon, Marshall oo., Ind. 

Shively Jacob B., Inwood, " *• " 

Shively John, Pyrmont, Carroll co., Ind. 

Shively Daniel, New Paris, Elkhart co., Ind. 

Shively J. S„ Rossville, Clinton oo., Ind. 

Shively Aaron, Bayard, Columbiana co., Ohio. 

Shoemaker J B., Smith ville, Wayne " " 

Shong Daniel, Brunersburg, Defiance co., Ohio. 

Shontz John, Tiffin, Seneca " " 

Shoup Moses, Zimmerman, Green co., Ohio. 

Showalter Christ. J., Big Tree, " *• " 

Shrantz Michael, New Berlin, Stark co., Ohio. 

Shepherd John, Forest, Richland co., Wis. 

Shuck Ephraim, Union Centre, Howard co., Kan 

Shuler Moses, East Texas, Lehigh co., Pa. 

Siler G. V., Castine, Darke co., Ohio. 

Simmons Christian, Rogersville, Hawkins co., Tenn. 

Simmons William, Union City, Randolph co., Ind. 

Sink David, Leighton, Mahaska co., Iowa. 

Sipe Aaron, Kokomo, Howard co., Ind. 

Sissler Michael, Dallas Centre, Dallas co., Iowa, 

Sissler S. A., Portland, Preston co., W. Va. 

Sivit William, Berlin, Somerset co., Pa. 

Slifer Emmanuel, Burkettsville, Frederick co., Md. 



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[1877. 



Slingluff J. U., Fairview Village, Montgomery co., Pa. 

Slusser J. H., Floyd C. H., Floyd co., Va. 

Smith J. W,, Copper Hill, " " " 

Smith John, Little River, " '•' *« 

Smith William, Haldane, Ogle co., 111. 

Smith George, Pine Grove, Schuylkill co., Pa. 

Smith John, Dayton, Montgomery co., Ohio. 

Smith Wm., Pawnee City, Pawnee co., Neb. 

Smith David, Union Deposit, Dauphin co., Pa. 

Smith Bartley, Hollo wtown, Highland co., Ohio. 

Smith Isaac, Blair, Barry co., Mich. 

Smith J. W., Pilot, Montgomery co., Va. 

Smith Ezra, McAlisterville, Juniata co., Pa. 

Smith D. M., Friendsville, Medina co , Ohio. 

Suavely John Y., Hudson, McLean co., 111. 

Snell Jacob S., Collamer, Whitley co., Ind. 

Snowberger John S., Monticello, White co., Ind. 

Snowberger Joseph, Williamsburg, Blair co., Pa. 

Snowberger Daniel, New Enterprise, Bedford co., Pa. 

Snyder Jacob, Waynesborough, Franklin co., Pa. 

Snyder John, Waterloo, Black Hawk co., Iowa. 

Snyder Aaron B., Urbana, Champaign co., 111. 

Snyder Adam F., Kingwood, Somerset co., Pa. 

Snyder Thomas G., Cedar Rapids, Linn co., Iowa. 

Snyder J. S-, Brooklyn, Poweshiek co., Iowa, 

Snyder Lewis S., Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., Iowa. 

Sollenberger Jos., White House, Cumberland co., Pa. 

Sollenberger Jacob, Lisle, Dupage co., 111. 

Spanogle Andrew, Lewistown, Mifflin co., Pa. 

Spangler John, Little River, Floyd co., Va. 

Spanogle John, Hill Valley, Huntingdon co., Pa. 

Spanogle Jacob, dec'd, 976 Marshall St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Spicher J.W., Hillsdale, Indiana co., Pa.. 

Spicher Jacob, Sipesville, Somerset co., Pa, 

Spicher Dr., Dan., Lester Centre, Black Hawk co., Iowa. 

Spicher J., Waterloo, " ■«* " " 

Spidle David, Grand River, Wayne co., Iowa. 

Spillers D. C, Bangor. Van Burenco., Mich. 

Spitler Nathan, Luray, Page co., Va. 

Spitler Samuel, " -" '«-,«! 

Sprankle Samuel, Massillon, Stark co., Ohio. 

Stalnaker A. J., Janelew, Lewis co., W. Va. 

Stamy Abraham, Cedar Rapids, Linn co., Iowa. 

Stamy Solomon, Marion, '* " " 

Stamy John F., Lees' Cross Roads, Cumberland co., Pa., 

Steel Jacob, Yellow Creek, Bedford co., Pa. 

Steel Elias, Walkerton, St. Joseph co., Ind. 

Stein J. W.^ Newtonia, Newton co., Mo. 

Stephens Resin, West Manchester, Preble co., Ohio. 

Sterling A. J., Masontown, Fayette co., Pa. 

Stiff Samuel, Thaxton's, Bedford co., Va. 

Stiteley David, Johnsville, Frederick co., Md. 

Stockman Isaac, Farmer, Defiance co., Ohio. 

Stoller P. B., Scalp Level, Cambria co., Pa. 

Stoner Eli, Rushville, Richland co., Ohio. 

Stoner D. W., Pekin, Tazewell co., 111. 

Stoner E. W., Union Bridge, Carroll co., Md. 

Stoner Solomon, Uniontown, " " " 

Stockmyer Wm., Dayton, Bourbon co., Kan. 

Strong G. W,, Walnut, Juniata co., Pa. 

Stouffer D. F., Benevola, Washington co., Md. 

Stouffer Benj. F., Chambersburg, Franklin co., Pa. 

Stouffer Menno, Cerro Gordo, Piatt co., 111. 

Stout J. W., High Point, Decatur co., Iowa. 

Stretch Samuel, Plattsburg, Clinton co., Mo. 

Strickler W. E., Centerville, Appanoose co., Iowa. 

Strickler Henry P., Eldora, Hardin co., Iowa. 

Struble Peter, Pemberton, Shelby co., Ohio. 

Struphaar Joshua, Sylliman, Schuylkill co., Pa. 



Stuckey Jacob, Hedgesville, Berkeley co., Va. 
Stuckey Simon B., Paris, Stark co., Ohio. 
Stuckman Eph., Bryan, William's co., Ohio. 
Studabaker Geo. E., Yellow Cr©ek, Stephenson co., III. 
Studabaker G. W., Royerton, Delaware co., Ind. 
Studabaker Jesse, Arcanum, Darke co., Ohio. 
Studabaker Daniel, Bond, Douglas co., Kan. 
Studabaker Jacob, Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Studabaker Jesse, Garnett, Anderson co., Kan. 
Studabaker Isaac, West Charleston, Miami co., Ohio. 
Studabaker Isaac 8., Casstown, " «* '« 

Studabaker John, Troy, " " " 

Studabaker J. U„ Eaton, Delaware co , Ind. 
Stump B. F., Carleton, Thayer co., Neb. 
Stump S. C, Falls City, Richardson co., Neb. 
Sturgis D. B., South Bend, St. Joseph co., Ind. 
Stutzman Daniel B., West Charleston, Miami co., Ohio. 
Stutzman Abraham. Delta, Fulton co., Ohio. 
Stutzman John, Aladdin, Douglas co., Kan. 
Stutzman D. B., Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Stutzman Jesse. Arcanum, Darke co., Ohio. 
Summer Daniel, Martz, Clay co., Ind. 
Summy Abm., Ridge View, Westmoreland co., Pa. 
Swadley Henry, Johnson City, Washington co., Tenn. 
Swigart S. J., Maitland, Miffin co., Pa. 
Swigart G. H., McVeytown, « " " 
Swihart J. K. L., Richville, Stark co., Ohio. 
Swihart David, Roann, Wabash co., Ind. 
Swihart J. H., Derby, Lucas co., Iowa. 
Switer J. L., White Rock, Republic co., Kan. 
Swonger Michael, DeGraff, Logan co., Ohio. 
Tallhelm Humphrey, Maysville, Franklin co., Pa. 
Taylor Allen, Pleasant Mound, Bond co., 111. 
Teats L. W., Lost River, Hardy co., W. Va. 
Teeter Elias, Numa, Appanoose co., Iowa. 
Tennis Samuel, Fairview, Fulton co., 111. 
Thomas Michael, Somerfield, Somerset co., Pa. 
Thomas Michael J., Shinbone, Fayette co., Pa. 
Thomas Jacob M., Brandonville, Preston co., W. Va. 
Thomas Jacob, Bangor, VanBuren co., Mich. 
Thomas John, Keota, Keokuk co., Iowa. 
Thomas G. W., Garrison, Benton co., Iowa. 
Thomas Jacob, Beaver Creek, Rockingham co., Va. 
Thomas Jacob, Spring " " " " 

Thomas William, Ontario, * 4 

Thomas Archi'd, Whltesburg, Washington co., Tenn. 

Thomas Isaac W., Virginia Grove, Louisa co., Iowa. 

Thomas I. J., New Virginia, Warren " " 

Thomas Wm., Ontario, Story co., Iowa. 

Tinkle Jacob, Marion, Grant co., Jnd. 

Torah D., Carrollton, Carroll co., Mo. 

Trapp Nicholas, Green, Butler co., Iowa. 

Trostle Jacob D., Linganore, Frederick co., Md. 

Trostle J. W., State Centre, Marshall co., Iowa. 

Trostle Levi, Taylor, Ogle co., 111. 

Troxel Eli, Vinton, Benton co., Iowa. 

Troxel Henry, Oakley, Macon co., 111. 

Troxel Jacob, Cerro Gordo, Piatt co., 111. 

Troxel David, Millmine, " " " 

Truby D. M., Ontario, Lagrange co., Ind. 

Trump Daniel, York, Clark co., 111. 

Tyson George, West Mill Grove, Wood co., Ohio. 

Ulery John, Pyrmont, Carroll co., Ind. 

Ulery Samuel, " " " *' 

Ulery Jacob, Millmine, Piatt co., 111. 

Ullery D. C, South Bend, St. Joseph co., Ind, 

Ullery John, Osceola, St. Clair co., Mo. 

Ulery Jacob, Cerro Gordo, Piatt co., 111. 

Ulrich P. H., Huntington, Huntington oo., Ind 



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Umbaugh Jonas, Collamer, Whitley co., Ind. 
Umbel Samuel C, Markleysburg, Fayette eo., Pa. 
Umbel -Andrew, " " '• " 

Van Buren T. D., Carleton, Thayer co,. Neb. 
Vandyke Achy, Petersburg, Huntingdon co., Pa. 
Vaniman Daniel, Virden, Macoupin co., 111. 
Vaniman David, " " « " 

Vanmeter Ieaac, Sulphur Springs, Henry co., Ind. 
Vaught George, Elizabeth, Fayette co., W. Va. 
Voorhees Ieaac, Berrien, Berrien co., Mich. 
Wagoner Jos., Pyrmont, Carroll co., Ind. 
Wagoner Jacob, La Place, Piatt co., 111. 
"Wagoner Leonard. Rossville, Clinton co., Ind. 
Wakeman J, W., Harrisville,, Shenandoah co., Va. • 
"Wakefield R. M., Shirleysburg, Huntingdon co., Pa. 
Walker Daniel P., Berlin, Somerset co., Pa. 
"Walker S. A., Bloomville, Seneca co., Ohio. 
Wallick Alex. B., Breedsville, VanBuren co., Mich. 
"WampleT Philip, Dayton, Montgomery co., Ohio. 
Wampler J. B., Rural Valley, Armstrong co., Pa. 
Wampler Jos., Broadway Depot, Rockingham co., Va. 
"W ampler Fred., Greenmount, f* •" " 

Wampler Joseph, Knobnoater, Johnson co , Mo. 
Wampler Sam., Greenmount, Rockingham co., Va. 
W anger Levi A., Long Glade, Augusta co., Va. 
Ward Samuel, Coon Creek, Barton co., Mo. 
Warner Jonathan, Reiffsburg, Wells co., Ind. 
Wead Harvey, Floyd C. H., Floyd co., Va. 
Weaver Christian, Brimfield, Noble co.. Ind. 
Weaver Joseph, . " **."*'. 

Weaver Levi, Goshen, Elkhart co., Ind. 
Weaver Moses, Canton, Stark co , Ohio. 
Weaver Elmer, Buchanan, Berrien co., Mich. 
Weaver David, . " *' 4< " 

Weber John, Dallas Center, Dallas co., Iowa. 
Weimer Dennis, Grant C. H., Grant co., W. Va. 
Wellington J. R., Yorktown, Delaware co., Ind. 
Weller Jacob, Millstone Point, Washington co., Md. 
Wells Monroe, Valley Furnace, Barbour co., W. Va. 
Weljs J.*B., Meadowville, " "■■ " 

Wells Levi, Plumville, Indiana co., Pa. 
Wenger C, South Bend, St. Joseph co., Ind. 
Weuger Jacob F., Jonestown, Lebanon co., Pa. 
Wenrick Thomas B., Union City, Randolph co., Ind. 
Wertz Christian, Cave Spring, Roanake co., Va. 
West Landon, Sinking Spring, Highland co., Ohio. 

Weuel Paul, Lena, Stephenson co., 111. 
Weyandt Michael, Somerset, Somer&et co-., Pa. 

Whetstone David, New Boston, Winona co., Minn. 
Wbetzell Elias, Shade Mills, Allegheny co., Md. 

Whitacre Robert, Plumville, Indiana co., Pa. 

Whisler Isaac, Mansfield, Richland co., Ohio. 

Wbibler Isaac, ■ •« »*, ** " 

Whitmer B. B., Pawnee, Sangamon co., 111. 

Whitmer Celestine, Howard's Lick, Hardy co., W. Va. 

White Pleasant, Bull Gap, Hawkins co., Tenn. 

Wiunt George, York Springs, Adams co., Pa. 

Wickham L. C, Pilot, Montgomery co., Va. 

Wilts W , Atwood, Armstrong co., Pa. 

Wilts J. W, Oakland, " «• f 

Williams David T., Brownsville, Saline co., Mo. 

Wimtr Fred , Stauffer's Station, Fayette co., Pa. 

Wine D. Pleasant Hill, Miami co., Ohio. 

Wine George, " M » m •* 

Wine John, LaPlace, Piatt oo., 111. 

Wine Geo. S., Stuart* Draft, Augusta oo., Va. 

Wine Jacob, Forestville, Shenandoah co., Va. 

Wine Geo. Jr., Ottobine, Rockingham oo., Va. 
, Wine John, M M »« 



Wine D. D.. Lima. Allen eo., Ohio. 
Wine George, Greenmount, Rockingham oo., Va. 
Wine John, Ottobine, *' '.' 

Wine Geo , Sr., Bridgewater, " *' 

Wine Christ., Broadway, l 5 *f 

Wine Joseph, BlountviUe, Sullivan oo., Tenn. 
Wineland Jac. L., Clover Creek, Blair oo., Pa. 
Winey J. G , Campbell, Iona co., Mich. 
Winrich Jno., German, Dsirke co., Ohio. 
Wirt John H., Lewiston, Winona co., Minn. 
Wirt'C. P., •' '* 

Wise Adam,. Cameron, Marshall oo , W. Va. 
Wise David, Camden, Carroll co., Ind. 
Wipe Christian, Mansfield, Richland oo., Ohio. 
Wise John, Scenery Hill, Washington co., Pa. 
Witmer Jacob, Dunkirk, Hardin co., Ohio* 
Witmore J. C, Fostoria, Seneca co., Ohio. 
Witmore Jonathan, *' " . " 

Witmore D. M., Ashland, Ashland co., Ohio. 
Witwer George, Hamilton, Caldwell co., Mo. 
Woggamon J., New Lebanon, Montgomery co., Ohio. 
Wolf David, Liberty, Adams oo., 111. 
Wolf Daniel, Fair Play, Washington oo., Md. 
Wolf Abraham, Manhattan, Keokuk co., Iowa. 
Wolfe George, Lathrop, San Joaquin co., Cal. 
Wolfe John P., Peru, Miami co., Ind. 
Wonderlich Chas., Richland, Keokuk oo., Iowa. 
Wood George, Valley, Clarion co., Pa. 
Workman Morgan, Loudenville, Ashland co Ohio. 
Workman George, M " << 

Workman Joshua, . " H " 

Workman William, M »llih to 

Workman David. Ashland, " '* 

Workman Levi, Pierceton, Kosciusko co., Ind. 

Workman John J., Jelloway, Knox co., Ohio. 

Workman N. C, Sciola, Montgomery oo., Iowa. 

Workman Philip, Nora Springs, Floyd co.,Iowa. • 
Worley Henry, West Manchester, Preble co., Ohio. 

WorstGeorge, Ashland, Ashland co., Ohio. 

Worst Henry, New Pittsburg, Wayne oo., Ohio. 
Wrightsman P. R., South Bend, St. Joseph co., Ind. 

Wyatt Wilson, Burnett Station, Johnson co., Mo. 

Wysoitg Daniel, Nappanee. Elkhart co., Ind.. 

Yoder Jacob D., Nevada City, Vernon oo., Mo. 

Yoder Jacob, Mohrsville, Berks co., Pa. 

Yoder Stephen, Washington. Washington co., Pa. 

Yoder E. L., Madisonburg, Wayne oo., Ohio. 

Yoder Daniel, Bremen, Marshall co., Ind. 

Yost Jacob A., Osceola, St. Clair co., Mo. 

Younce Davis, Syracuse, Kosciusko co., Ind. 

Younce Abraham, West Alexandria, Preble co., Ohio, 

Young Daniel, Upton, Franklin co., Pa. 

Young David, Mogadore, Summit, co., Ohio. 

Youut Daniel, New Hope, Augusta oo., Va. 

Yount. Oliver, West Charleston, Miami co., Ohio. 

Yourtee Eli, Brownsville, Washington co., Md. 

Zahn Joseph, Pyrmont, Carroll co.. Ind. 

Zeigler Samuel, Broadway Depot, Rockingham oo., Va. 

Zigler John P., " " " " " 

Ziegler Joseph, Merriam. Noble co., Ind. 

Zimmerman S., Jenner Cross Roads, Somerset oo., Pft. 

Zink David, Farmington. Fulton co., Ill, 

Zollers George D., Mt. Carroll, Carroll oo., 111. 

Zook Daniel, Unionville, Aj-.panoose co., Iowa. 

Zook Joseph, " " " " 

Zook David, Farmington, Fulton co„ 111. 

Zuok David, " " " " 

Zuok John, Shady Grove, Franklin co., Pa. 

Zug 8. R., Mastersonville Lancaster oo., Pa. 



DK. FAHRNEY'S 

BLOOD CLEANSER & PANACEA. 

Having again been solicited for an advertisement to appear in the 
Almanac, we take the opportunity to say that we do not advertise 
very much. We are not inclined to make much show in public print, 
nor do we boast of the amount of business we do each year, At the 
Sim** time we aro willingtohave it known that nearly one ll 11 ti- 
ll red years ȣ?o a ve y plain and unassuming man, near 
the South Moutilain, in Washington Co, Md., prepared a medicine 
which won for him the love and the esteem of the people iu that day, 
and many of the readers of this Almanac have a traditional knowl- 
edge of these facts. 

f hat man was our Grandfather, and we ar« manufacturing that 
same medicine, ami have been doing ?o for many years. 

'Those wlio wish to know more about us can address the publishers 
of the Almanac; but before doing so please forward your name and ad- 
. dress to us on a postal card, and you will in return receive a pam- 
phlet with a full history aud much interesting reading matter, together 
with testimonials from persons whose names are famliar to many of 
you. 

Eld. Zacharias Troyer, of Walkerton Tnd.. says: "I commenced or- 
dering from you march 14th, 187?. Since then my Doctor bill has on- 
ly been $2.50. In four years I have sold 12<K) bottles, and have yet to 
meet the first person to say that the Panacea did not do as it is rec- 
ommended to do. 

Albany, Oregon, May 24, 1875. 
Dr. P. FAHRNEY-Dear Sir This is to certify that I 
bought three bottles of your Panacea or Blood Cleanser 
of your agent C. Hardman, the use of when permanent- 
ly cured my wife of Scrofula, of two years' standing. 

T. 0. MAXWELL. 

Rudolph Brubaker, the nofed Cancer Doctor, has used this Medicine 
in his practice for years with success. Many, very many others could 
be given, if space permitted. It. is a general Family Medicine, used 
as frequently to keep diseases out of families as to cure those already 
afflicted. 

- We want agents in every town, village or community whore 
Fulll'iiey's* IVteclicilie is yet unknown, and will suita- 
bly leward any one who is the means of establishing one or more 
agouts, but make no special efforts with Druggists, as this medicine is 
sohl up-m its merits, and conscientious farmers, mechanics or store 
keepers oftentimes cau sell more than druggists. 

Address? Dr P. FAHRNEY'S BROS.-, & CO., 

OR Waynesborough, Pa. 

Dr. P. FAHRNEY, 

690 W. Indiana St., Chicago. 

f>. js;. The readers of the above advertisement will favor ns very 
much.and may do much good, by sending ua the names and. Post Office ad- 
dresses of afflicted persons, and as many others as they can for which 
they will be reasonably rewarded for their trouble. 



Prize Garden Seeds. 



Brethren and Sisters you cannot afford to in- 
vest in seeds that are not reliable, such as are sold in 
nine-tenths of the seed stores; my little experience 
as market gardener has wisely taught me this. I 
have a few choice seeds of my own growing that I 
offer for your inspection. .What is not of my own 
growth is grown for me by one of the most reliable 
seedsmen in the United States, as all market-garden- 
ers will attest that have tried them. 

My Seeds are all Fresh, the growth of 1876, and 

have not been wandering up and down the world 
from year to year. Please give me a trial. I have a 
special offer to make to those getting up clubs made 
by no other seedsman. 
Send for price list to 

A. M. SNYDER. M. G. 

Bradford, Miami Co., 0. 



BIG NECK CURED. 

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icine to any part of the world, on application, that will cure the big- 
neck, and warrant a cure every time. And in case of a single failure 
in effecting a cure, when my instructions are carried out, I will 
refund the money. 

For Particulars Address: 

• P S. WBIGHTSMAN, M. D., 

South Bend, Ind. 



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